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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 114

Goodrich's Brigade, Greene's Division

6 AM 17 September to 10 AM 17 September

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

(September 17, 1862.)
   When nearing the East Woods, early on the 17th, Goodrich's Brigade was detached from its Division and ordered to the assistance of Doubleday's Division engaged north of this. The Purnell Legion was detached near D. R. Miller's and did not participate with its Brigade in the action near this point, but was engaged with its Division west of the Dunkard Church. After the repulse of the Brigade near this point, the 78th New York was detached.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike opposite the Dunkard Church (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 16717]

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