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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 117

Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps

8 AM 17 September to 9 AM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Geo. S. Greene, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Tyndale's and Stainrook's Brigades of Greene's Division formed line about 8 A. M. a short distance beyond the East Woods and, advancing to their eastern edge, struck the right of the Confederate line at and north of this point, turned it after a short and sharp contest and compelled the Confederate forces north of the Smoketown Road and east of the Hagerstown Pike to withdraw to the West Woods and the fields south of the Smoketwon Road. Moving obliquely to the left the two Brigades - Tyndale on the right, and Stainrook on the left - crossed the Smoketown Road and followed in pursuit to the ridge on Mumma's farm east of the Dunkard Church.

Location: north side of Cornfield Avenue (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

2nd Division, XII Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps
        5th Ohio Infantry
        66th Ohio Infantry
        7th Ohio Infantry
        28th Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps
        3rd Maryland Infantry
        102nd New York Infantry
        111th Pennsylvania 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 16711]

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