IIRC, the Union crossing of the Potomac by the Sixth US Army
Corps resulted in what was known on the Federal side as the
Battle of Boteler's Ford. The Confederates would have named it
after the nearest town, being Shepherdstown.
I do not know if this helps, but perhaps some others in the group
might be able to assist.
Your humble servant,
Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lutton" <dunkerch@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 8:19 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Action at Shepherstown
Last weekend, I was in the area looking at the location of the
action that took place on the 19th and 20th at Shepherdstown.
In Dr. Harsh's book he describes Hill's troops forming up at the
intersection of Trough Rd and the Charlestown Pike, with the main
action occurring on the west side of Trough Rd. I drove out
Charlestown Pike (I forget what the modern road number is now) to
the intersection with Trough Rd. It seemed to me that this
intersection was quite far from Shepherdstown. Now to my
question, what combat is Dr. Harsh describing that occurred near