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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 306

Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command

5 AM 17 September to 3 PM 17 September

Colonel Stephen D. Lee, C.S.A., Commanding.
Ashland (Va.) Artillery, Madison (La.) Artillery
Bedford (Va.) Artillery, Eubanks' (Va.) Artillery
Brooks (S.C.) Artillery, Parker's (Va.) Artillery

(September 17, 1862.)
   At daybreak of the 17th the Ashland Artillery, the Bedford Artillery, the Brooks Artillery and Parker's Battery, went into position on the ridge east of the Dunkard Church. At about 7 A.M., the Brooks Artillery was withdrawn and the Madison Artillery took its place, one section advancing to the open field field north. About 8:15 A.M., the Batteries were withdrawn to a position west of the Hagerstown road and about 600 yards south of the Dunkard Church. At 9 A.M., they were withdrawn to Sharpsburg. At 3 P.M., they formed on the high ground commanding the Boonsboro Pike and the Middle Bridge over the Antietam. Eubanks' Battery was detached from the Battalion on the 15th and was in support of Toombs' Brigade in front of the Burnside Bridge.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike near the Smoketown Road (Map 2)


Notes: "Eubank's" is misspelled on the tablet.


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 16808]

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