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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 124

Nagle's Brigade, Sturgis' Division

1 PM 17 September to 9 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. James Nagle, Commanding.
2nd Maryland Infantry, 9th New Hampshire Infantry
6th New Hampshire Infantry, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   The Brigade assisted in carrying the Burnside Bridge, and crossed it soon after 1 P.M. After the repulse of the three Divisions of Willcox, Scammon and Rodman later in the day Ferrero's and Nagle's Brigades advanced to the crest of the ridge about 420 yards east of this to check Confederate pursuit. The 48th Pennsylvania supported and relieved the 51st Pennsylvania, engaging the Confederates posted on this line and behind the stone walls right and left of this point. The engagement continued into the night, and the Regiment and Brigade bivouacked on the ground on which they had fought.

Location: east side of Branch Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps
        2nd Maryland Infantry
        6th New Hampshire Infantry
        9th New Hampshire Infantry
        48th 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 16768]

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