GEOG 3010 Military Geography

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Please provide a synopsis of the following event:Attack on French’s Division, Richardson’s Section at the Sunken Road

These are the main points

French and Richardson (II Corps), attack on the Sunken Road

Hancock’s Report

The Sunken Road: Confederate flank turned

Also, talk about D. H. Hill’s defense of The Sunken Road.

Plan for defense of Sunken Road

Reaction to Richardson’s turning movement

Confederate withdrawal of the Sunken Road, and reforming the defensive lines



This paper analyzes French’s Division attack on the Sunken Road by Richardson’s Division (II Corps).

Battle of Antietam is the American Civil War’s part of the Sunken Road battle.

The battle at the Sunken Road took place on September 17, 1862 (Shoukat Waheed & Waheed 2016, 2016).

This battle was the bloodiest ever fought on American soil.

Brown (2003) stated that twenty-two thousand people died in the battle for Sunken Road.

Below is the Sunken Road section also known as the bloody Lane.

French and Richardson (II Corps), attack on the Sunken Road

This map shows a larger view of the Sunken Road, and the positions that soldiers took during battle.

It is important to examine the military activities that preceded the war before we can get to the actual events.

After losing Jackson, Lee’s army was organized at Guinea Station. This is where the Sunken Road battle begins (Brown 2003).

Although Lee had won many battles, it was becoming increasingly difficult to defeat the Confederacy of the West.

Lee faced a challenge because of the insufficient resources and workforce that are vital tools for a battle (Doyle & Bennett 2013, 2013).

To end the political war, Lee began to withdraw his army from Fredericksburg.

The opponents were well prepared.

Six Corps was even sent to verify that the Lee’s Army was indeed in the area.

Front View Of The Sunken Road

French brigades, sharpshooters, and artillery were almost a hundred yards from the Sunken Farm Road.

Sharpshooters were three Confederate brigades from Maj. Gen Harvey Hill’s division (Hamill 2017, 2017).

The forces set the scene and an explosion of blue flame covered a large portion of the Sunken Road.

The large number of Union soldiers who were wounded or killed resulted in this huge pile.

The spot brigade that was firing on the spot was destroyed by sharpshooter fire. A second one was then ordered, with the same results.

The Maj. Gen. Daniel Harvey group was determined to fight. Brigadier General Nathan Kimball accompanied the brigade consisting of four regiments moved forward.

The soldiers didn’t fall back this time.

They rolled, cocked their guns, and fired at the Confederates with the same type of fire.

The Sunken Road was awash in dark blood, hence the name Bloody Lane.

The forces of Kimball brigade were too strong for the Confederate Union, so they fled.

The Sunken Road battle was not over with the surrender of the Union Confederates.

Israel B. Richardson (the Union major general) attacked Kimball’s brigade on the left.

The Richardson brigade was commanded by Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, Waterford and Meagher.

They faced off against the Gen. Ambrose brigade, Maj. Gen. Richard, which was under Anderson division. It had been sent to Hill to reinforce it.

Anderson was badly wounded upon entering the battlefield and his men were unable to help Hill.

Wright and Meagher finally drove the Hill men from the battlefield.

Confederate Turns

There were huge battles when the armies met at sunken road.

The soldiers set up camp at the Roulette farms and near the Sunken Road (Hamill 2017, 2017).

The war started with a morning phase in the cornfield.

They reached the Confederate line at midday. The war continued with more than 1750 French soldiers becoming casualties.

The armies had to return before the afternoon arrived, as the majority of soldiers were wounded and killed.

The battle went on into the evening.

Two Lon’s battery soldiers see two skulls along the way and that is how they begin their defense plan.

This implies that in the past battles, soldiers were never buried.

A burial is important, especially when it comes to a war.

Burial ceremonies allow war colleagues to pay last respect and preserve the body (Booth 2014).

Lee’s men were motivated to defend the area after seeing the skulls of the fallen soldiers.

Lon’s battery moved onwards, accompanied by the Second Corps.

They were near Hey market when Confederate cavalrymen opened fire.

Under General Harnock, the troops continued to move towards the North.

At the headquarters, there were a series of commander changes.

The soldiers continued following a map (Brown 2003).

General Harnock began moving towards Meade’s headquarters and several gunshots were fired.

Lon handed Lieutenant Canby command of his battery when they reached Taneytown.

Harnock was in an ambulance at that point, but after looking at the map, Harnock stepped out of the ambulance and rode a horse with his soldiers.

They met General Reynolds, who was in an ambulance.

As a final gesture of respect to the deceased, they took off their hats (Auchter 2016,). The section ends at Gettysburg.

Lee did not attack them that night (Brown 2003).

The troops remain positioned under the leadership of their own leaders.

Richardson was mortally wounded during the battle but he kept his command.

He directed that the war continue.

He was an aggressive, fearless, and gruff warrior (Historynet 2017, 2017).

He was then promoted to a higher rank.

Confederate Withdrawals

Lee and his legion arrived at Gettysburg, and were positioned below Culp’s hills and the Cemetery.

Piplani & Talmadge (2016) note that hillsides and buildings are ideal obstacles for military personnel to position themselves for enemy positions.

Harnock purchased guns and marched with horses towards Gettysburg.

They reached the cemetery and stopped at the ridge.

Lon instructed the soldiers to position their troops at the stone wall in readiness for attack.

Lon directed the soldiers to fire.

Although there were snipers in the area, they fled the building when the shooting escalated.

Lon directed them to reposition.

Lee’s army was more well-equipped and had more commanders than the other troops.

Lee was active, but he withdrew from war.

For fear of losing the battle, he did not attack the Union Corp Commanders and their heavily-equipped forces.


This synopsis has listed various incidents that occurred at different locations where the war took places.

Each location is briefly described, highlighting the main activities.

A number of commanders and troop leaders are listed, along with their roles in the work.

The synopsis ends at the point where armies are preparing to face each other.

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