Meade's Division, First Army Corps,
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, Commanding,
September 16, 1862.
Meade's Division crossed the Antietam at the Sumner Bridge at 2 p.m. Sept. 16, and moved in a westerly direction toward the position of the enemy. At 6 p.m. Meade encountered Stuart's cavalry on the Smoketown Road and Hood's Division in the East Woods on the Smoketown Road. Seymour's Brigade was deployed and engaged the enemy, supported by Magilton and Anderson. The fighting ceased at dark and the division bivouacked on the ground it occupied at the close of the engagement. Seymour's Brigade in the east edge of the East Woods, Anderson's Brigade in and in rear of the North Woods and Magilton's Brigade midway between Seymour and Anderson.