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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 95

Batteries C and G, 3rd U.S. Artillery

10 AM 17 September to 6 PM 17 September

Captain Horatio G. Gibson, U.S.A., Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Horse Batteries C and G (consolidated), 3d U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam in the forenoon of September 17, and went into position a short distance south of this point, on the left of Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery, and the right of Batteries B and L (consolidated), 2d U.S. Artillery. After an engagement of nearly two hours it was relieved by Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery, and withdrawn east of the Antietam, taking up its second position on the ridge north of the Boonsboro Pike.

Location: north side of the Boonsboro Pike, east of Rodman Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        3rd United States Artillery, Batteries C and G

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1


1   Antietam Board, Antietam Battlefield Commission Papers, Washington DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1891-1898, Entry 707, Record Group 92 (Historical Tablet text by Generals E.A. Carman and H. Heth)  [AotW citation 16882]

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