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SHARPSBURG (ANTIETAM)
NEW YORK MONUMENTS PLAQUES










 

   

FIFTY-FIRST
NEW YORK INFANTRY
SHEPARD RIFLES
COL. ROBERT B. POTTER,
2D BRIGADE - FERRERO'S 2D DIVISION - STURGIS'S
9TH ARMY CORPS - BURNSIDE'S
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
SEPT. 17, 1862

    IN COMPLIANCE WITH ORDERS RECEIVED FROM
GENERAL BURNSIDE ON THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 17,
THE 51ST NEW YORK AND THE 51ST PENNSYLVANIA WERE
SELECTED TO CARRY THIS BRIDGE AT ALL HAZARDS.
    THE 51ST NEW YORK, WITH THE 51ST PENNSYLVANIA
ON ITS RIGHT, FORMED ON THE RIDGE IN THE REAR OF THIS
POSITION, MOVED FORWARD AT DOUBLE QUICK, AND AT
ONE P.M. CARRIED THE BRIDGE AT THE POINT OF THE
BAYONET. THE PASSAGE WAS OBSTINATELY DISPUTED.

CASUALTIES

1 OFFICER AND 18 MEN KILLED
4 OFFICERS AND 64 MEN WOUNDED
TOTAL 87

   


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