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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 12

Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division

6 AM 17 September to 9 AM 17 September

Col. A. L. Magilton, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Magilton's Brigade advanced from the North Woods about 6:30 A. M. and passing a few rods east of D. R. Miller's house, formed line on the left of Anderson's Brigade. A part of the Brigade supported by the 124th Pennsylvania, of the Twelfth Corps, engaged the enemy in the north edge of the Cornfield. Soon after, the Brigade was ordered to the left to the assistance of Seymour and Ricketts and, in front of the East Woods, while in motion by the left flank about 75 feet north of the Cornfield, the Brigade was fiercely assailed by the Confederates. The assault was checked by the timely arrival of Williams' Division, Twelfth Corps, after which the Brigade was withdrawn to the fields northeast of Joseph Poffenberger's.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike just south of the North Woods (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
        3rd Pennsylvania Reserves
        4th Pennsylvania Reserves
        7th Pennsylvania Reserves
        8th Pennsylvania Reserves

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 16703]

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