ousand men, all North Carolinians.
The 5th regiment was placed on the right of the road, with the 12th as its support; the 23d was posted behind a low stone-wall on the left of the 5th; then came the 20th and 13th.
From the nature of the ground and the duty to be performed, the regiments were not in contact with each other, and the 13th was 250 yards to the left of the 20th. Fifty skirmishers of the 5th North Carolina soon encountered the 23d Ohio, deployed as skirmishers under Lieutenant-Colonel R. B. Hayes, afterward President of the United States, and the action began at 9 A. M. between Cox's division and Garland's brigade.
I will delay an account of the fight to give the strength of the forces engaged.
See also Table of Opposing Forces in the Maryland Campaign, p. 598.--Editors. The Ninth Corps (Reno's) consisted of four divisions under Cox, Willcox, Sturgis, and Rodman; or eight brigades — Scammon and Crook (Cox); Christ and Welsh (Willcox); Nagle and Ferrero (Sturgis); an
m Appelman (w), Maj. John E. Ward; 11th Conn., Col. Henry W. Kings-bury (k); 16th Conn., Col. Francis Beach; 4th R. i., Col. William H. P. Steere (w), Lieut.-Col. Joseph B. Curtis.
Brigade loss: Antietam, k, 133: w, 462; m, 23 == 618. Artillery: A, 5th U. S., Lieut. Charles P. Muhlenberg.
Loss: Antietam, w, 3.
Kanawha division, Brig.-Gen. Jacob D. Cox, Col. Eliakim P. Scammon.
First Brigade, Col. Eliakim P. Scammon, Col. Hugh Ewing: 12th Ohio, Col. Carr B. White; 23d Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Rutherford B. Hayes (w), Maj. James M. Comly; 30th Ohio, Col. Hugh Ewing, Lieut.-Col. Theodore Jones (c), Maj. George H. Hildt; 1st Ohio Battery, Capt. James R. McMullin; Gilmore's Co., W. Va. Cav., Lieut. James Abraham; Harrison's Co., W. Va. Cav., Lieut. Dennis Delaney.
Brigade loss: South Mountain, k, 63; w, 201; m, 8 == 272.
Antietam, k, 28; w, 134; inn, 20 == 182. Second Brigade, Col. Augustus Moor (c), Col. George Crook: 11th Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Augustus H. Coleman (k), Maj. Lyman J. Jackson;