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Federal Detachment

8th United States Infantry, Companies A & D


Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Capt. John N Andrews


This Detachment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Fifth Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, 5th Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps

On the Antietam Campaign

This detachment of two companies - A and D - of the 8th US Infantry were attached to the 2nd Battalion/12th US Infantry on the Maryland Campaign; both companies under the command of 1st Lieutenant John N. Andrews.1

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--LtAndrews, John Newman        We have some details for this person


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1   Reese, Timothy J., Sykes' Regular Infantry Division, 1861-1864: A History of Regular United States Infantry Operations in the Civil War's Eastern Theater, Jefferson (NC): McFarland&Company, Inc., 1990, pg. 386  [AotW citation 846]