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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 28

Williams' Division, Twelfth Army Corps

6 AM 17 September to 5 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Williams' Division moved from the Line and Hoffman farms at daylight on the 17th, and formed line at 7 A. M. near the North Woods, and advanced, Gordon's Brigade to the right on the high ground between D. R. Miller's and the East Woods, facing south. Crawford's Brigade on Gordon's left, facing southwest, and extending across the Smoketown Road. The Division relieved the left and center of the First Army Corps, checked the Confederate advance, and, in cooperation with Greene's Division, forced the enemy into the West Woods west of the Hagerstown Pike. Later it supported the assault made by Sedgwick's Division, Second Corps, and then formed in support of the Sixth Corps and continued upon this duty until the close of the engagement.

Location: north side of Mansfield Avenue near the Smoketown Road (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

1st Division, XII Corps
    1st Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps
        5th Connecticut Infantry
        10th Maine Infantry
        28th New York Infantry
        124th Pennsylvania Infantry
        125th Pennsylvania Infantry
        128th Pennsylvania Infantry
        46th Pennsylvania Infantry
    3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps
        27th Indiana Infantry
        2nd Massachusetts Infantry
        13th New Jersey Infantry
        107th New York Infantry
        Collis' (PA) Independent Company
        3rd Wisconsin 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 16706]

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