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commands of Longstreet and D. H. Hill reached Sharpsburg on the morning of the 15th. General Jackson arrived early on the 16th, and General J. G. Walker came up in the afternoon.
The movements of General McLaws were embarrased by the presence of the side of the Antietam until about 2 P. M. During the afternoon the batteries on each side were partially engaged.
On the 16th the artillery fire became warm, and continued throughout the day. A column crossed the Antietam beyond the reach of our bars with General Lee, is more comprehensive, embracing the other forces besides Hood's brigade:
On the afternoon of the 16th, General McClellan directed an attack by Hooker's corps on the Confederate left—Hood's two brigades—and during the whole obattle was waged, with varying intensity, along the entire line.
When the issue was first joined, on the afternoon of the 16th, General Lee had with him less than eighteen thousand men, consisting of the commands of Longstreet and D. H. Hill, the tw