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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 123

Eleventh Connecticut Infantry

9 AM 17 September to 2 PM 17 September

Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   This Regiment opened the engagement on this part of the field on the morning of September 17. It was partially deployed in skirmishing order and preceded Crook's Brigade, Kanawha Division, in an attack on the stone bridge. It descended the hill on the east and passed over this ground under a severe fire of Confederate Artillery on the high ground west and Infantry concealed in the woods, in pits and behind stone fences, loose rocks and rails commanding the bridge and its approaches. The left and center reached the banks of the stream, the right, the level ground between this and the bridge. Colonel Kingsbury was mortally wounded a few feet northwest of this. Captain John Griswold was killed in the stream opposite the end of Rohrback Lane, and after a severe contest in which the Regiment suffered a loss of 139 killed and wounded, it retired to the shelter of the wooded ravine running north past this spur.

Location: 175 yards east of the Burnside Bridge (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        11th Connecticut 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 16769]

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