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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 113

Goodrich's Brigade, Greene's Division

6 AM 17 September to 9 AM 17 September

Col. W. B. Goodrich, 60th New York, Commanding.
3rd Delaware Infantry, 60th New York Infantry, Purnell Legion Maryland Infantry, 78th New York Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Goodrich's Brigade was detached from its Division, when east of Joseph Poffenberger's, and ordered to the assistance of Doubleday's Division. It crossed the Hagerstwon Pike near Miller's, formed in the north part of the West Woods and on the open ground east of them and, supported by Patrick's Brigade, advanced in the direction of the Dunkard Church. When nearing this point it was stubbornly resisted by the enemy posted in the woods immediately southwest of this, and Colonel Goodrich was mortally wounded. The loss in the Brigade was heavy and it was obliged to retire.

Location: north side of Starke Avenue (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps
        1st District of Columbia Infantry
        3rd Delaware Infantry
        Purnell Legion (Maryland) Infantry
        60th New York Infantry
        78th New York Infantry

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1


1   Antietam Board, Antietam Battlefield Commission Papers, Washington DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1891-1898, Entry 707, Record Group 92 (Historical Tablet text by Generals E.A. Carman and H. Heth)  [AotW citation 16695]

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