SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS
The Maryland Campaign
September 3 - 20, 1862

Sept 3, 1862 The Army of Northern Virginia marches toward Leesburg, Va
  Occupation of Winchester, Va., by the Confederate forces.
  Skirmish near Martinsburg, W. Va.
  Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Second Corps, Army of Virginia.
  Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Ninth Army Corps.
   
Sept 3-4, 1862 Skirmishes at Falls Church, Va.
  Skirmish at Bunker Hill, W. Va.
  Skirmish at Edwards Ferry, Md.
  Reconnaissances from Harper's Ferry to Lorettsville and Charlestown, W. Va
  Skirmish at Monacacy Aqueduct, Md
   
Sept 4-5, 1862 Skirmishes at Poolesville, Md.
  Skirmishes at Point of Rocks and Berlin, Md.
   
Sept 4-7, 1862 The Army of Northern Virginia crosses the Potomac by the fords near Leesburg.
   
Sept 5, 1862 The armies of the Potomac and of Virginia being consolidated,
  Maj. Gen. John Pope, U.S. Army, is relieved, and directed to report for orders to the Secretary of War.
   
Sept 7, 1862 Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Third Corps, Army of Virginia, vice Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell.
  Skirmish at Darkesville, W. Va.
  Skirmish at Point of Rocks, Md.
   
Sept 8, 1862 Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Defenses of Washington.
  Skirmish at Poolesville, Md.
   
Sept 9, 1862 Skirmishes at Monocacy Church and Barnesville, Md
   
Sept 10, 1862 Skirmish near Boonsborough, Md.
  Skirmish near Frederick, Md
   
Sept 10-11, 1862 Skirmishes at Sugar loaf Mountain, Md.
   
Sept 11, 1862 Skirmish between Williamsport, Md., and Martinsburg, W. Va.
   
Sept 12, 1862 The First, Second, and Third Corps, Army of Virginia, designated respectively as the Eleventh,Twelfth, and First Army Corps.
  Skirmishes at Frederick, Md.
   
Sept 12-15, 1862 Siege and capture of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., including actions on Maryland and Bolivar Heights.
   
Sept 13, 1862 Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, U.S. Army, assigned to command of the Second Corps,
Army of Virginia
  Skirmishes at Catoctin Mountain, Middletown, Jefferson, and South Mountain, Md.
   
Sept 14, 1862 Battles of South Mountain (Boonsborough, Boonsborough Gap, or Turner's Pass) and Crampton's Pass, Md
  Skirmish near Petersville, Md.
  Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, U.S. Army, assumes command of the Ninth Army Corps
   
Sept 15, 1862 Maj. Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, U.S. Army, assumes command of the Second Corps, Army of Virginia.
  Skirmish at Boonsborough, Md.
  Skirmish on Antietam Creek, near Keedysville, Md.
   
Sept 16-17, 1862 Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, Md.
   
Sept 17, 1862 Brig. Gen. Alpheus S.Williams, U.S. Army resumes command of the Second Corps, Army of Virginia.
  Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Third Corps,
Army of Virginia.
   
Sept 18, 1862 Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, U.S. Army, assumes command of the Twelfth Army Corps.
   
Sept 18, 1862 The Army of Northern Virginia recrosses the Potomac near Shepherdstown, W. Va
   
Sept 19, 1862 Skirmishes at Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown (Blackford's, or Boteler's) Ford,
and near Williamsport, Md.
   
Sept 20, 1862 Action near Shepherdstown, W. Va. Skirmish near Hagerstown, Md. Skirmish near Williamsport, Md

            Source:  Official Records of the War of the Rebellion

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