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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 29

Crawford's Brigade, Williams' Division

9 AM 17 September to 5 PM 17 September

Brig. General Samuel W. Crawford, Commanding. Organization.
10th Maine, 28th New York, 46th, 124th, 125th, 128th Pa. Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Crawford's Brigade advanced from Line's farm at daybreak, on the right of Williams' Division. The 124th Pennsylvania was detached and supported Magilton's Brigade of Meade's Division in its engagement on the north edge of the Cornfield. In its deployment the Brigade moved to the left in support of Ricketts' Division, a part of which it relieved at this point, and occupied the northeast corner of the Cornfield and a part of the East Woods, where it was heavily engaged. Upon the turning of the Confederate flank by Greene's Division, the 125th Pennsylvania advanced across the fields north of the Smoketopwn Road and penetrated the woods around the Dunkard Church. The Brigade supported Sedgwick's Division in its advance and, later in the day, formed in support of the Sixth Corps.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    1st Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps
        10th Maine Infantry
        28th New York Infantry
        124th Pennsylvania Infantry
        125th Pennsylvania Infantry
        128th Pennsylvania Infantry
        46th 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 16709]

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