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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 309

Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command

9 PM 14 September to 11 PM 16 September

Brig. Gen. John B. Hood, Commanding.

(September 15-16, 1862.)
   Hood's Division withdrew from its position on South Mountain and marched to Sharpsburg during the night of September 14, acting as rear guard to the Army of Northern Virginia.

It reached this point at noon of the 15th. During the afternoon it was moved to a position in the fields east of the Dunkard Church. At nightfall of the 16th a portion of the Division became engaged with the advance of Meade's Division in the East Woods. The firing ceased soon after dark and, at 10 P.M., the Division was relieved by Lawton's and Trimble's Brigades of Ewell's Division and withdrew to a position in the rear of the Dunkard Church, where it remained during the night.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

Hood's Division
    Hood's Brigade
        18th Georgia Infantry
        Hampton (SC) Legion
        1st Texas Infantry
        4th Texas Infantry
        5th Texas Infantry
    Hood's Division Artillery
        Rowan (NC) Artillery
        German (SC) Artillery
        Palmetto (SC) Light Artillery
    Law's Brigade
        4th Alabama Infantry
        11th Mississippi Infantry
        2nd Mississippi Infantry
        6th North Carolina 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 16753]

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