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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 17

Seymour's Brigade, Meade's Division

6 AM 17 September to 8 AM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Truman Seymour, Commanding.
1st Penn. Reserve Infantry
2nd Penn. Reserve Infantry
5th Penn. Reserve Infantry
6th Penn. Reserve Infantry
13th Penn. Reserve Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Seymour's Brigade became engaged at daybreak, and advanced on either side of this road into the East Woods, where it became heavily engaged with the enemy.

At the western edge of the East Woods its advance was checked by the enemy, and its ammunition having been exhausted, it was relieved about 7 A. M. by Ricketts' Division, and withdrawn to the ridge in the rear of Joseph Poffenberger's.

Location: west side of Smoketown Road at the north edge of the East Woods (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    1st Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
        13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)
        1st Pennsylvania Reserves
        2nd Pennsylvania Reserves
        5th Pennsylvania Reserves
        6th 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 16702]

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