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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 97

Battery K, 5th US Artillery

2 PM 17 September to 6 PM 17 September

U.S.A.
BATTERY K, 5th U.S. ARTILLERY
Lieut. William E. Van Reed, U.S.A., Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and about 2 P.M., September 17, relieved Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery, taking position on the ridge immediately north of this point. After the expenditure of 400 rounds of ammunition at 5 P.M., the Battery was relieved in turn, by Battery M. 2d U.S. Artillery, soon after which it recrossed the Antietam.

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

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        5th United States Artillery, Battery K

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1

Notes

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 16883]

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