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after general burnside captured rohrbach bridge the bridge became a bottleneck for soldiers, artillery, and wagons which caused another two hour delay in his attack on general lee's line. by 2:30 pm general a. p. hill had arrived from harpers ferry with 3,000 reinforcements. burnside's initial assault on the confederate line was led by the 79 th new york "cameron highlanders". the 79 th new york pushed back by general d. r. jones forces past cemetery hill on the eastern edge of sharpsburg. at the same time the 9 th new york zouaves came under heavy artillery fire mounted on a ridge southeast of sharpsburg. after the confederates routed the 16 th connecticut and the 4 th rhode island at otto farm burnside's IX corps withdrew back east to antietam creek. general lee withdrew back into sharpsburg which was the conclusion of the bloody one day battle of antietam. the final attack is stop number 10 on the battlefield auto tour.
Address: 5831dunker church road.
Directions: antietam national battlefield.