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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 305

Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command

8 AM 15 September to 6 AM 16 September

Col. Stephen D. Lee, C.S.A., Commanding.
Ashland Artillery Va.
Bedford Artillery Va.
Brooks Artillery S.C.
Madison Light Artillery La.
Eubank's Battery Va.
Parker's Battery Va.

(September 15-16, 1862.)
   The Reserve Artillery crossed the Antietam about 8 A.M. of the 15th and took position on the high ground overlooking the creek to the east and south of Sharpsburg. Eubank's Battery was posted on the bluff commanding the Burnside Bridge. At 1 P.M. the Reserve Artillery engaged the long-range guns of the enemy along the heights on the east bank of Antietam Creek. During the night of the 15th the Reserve Artillery was moved to the left, to a position near the Dunkard Church.

Location: south side of the Boonsboro Pike, west of Rodman Avenue (Map 3)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    2nd Battalion, Longstreet's Corps Artillery
        Madison Light Artillery (LA)
        Brooks (SC) Artillery
        Ashland (VA) Artillery
        Bath (VA) Battery
        Jordan's Bedford (VA) Artillery
        Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery

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 16759]

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