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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 31

Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division

6 AM 17 September to 10 AM 17 September

Lieut. Col. Robert Anderson, 9th Penn. Reserve, Commanding.

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Penn. Reserves

(September 17, 1862.)
   Anderson's Brigade advanced from the North Woods about 6:30 A.M. in support of Doubleday's Division engaged on either side of the road south of this point. Midway between the North Woods and D. R. Miller's, the 10th Regiment crossed the road and moving west about 700 yards became engaged with the enemy's skirmishers and the Artillery of Stuart's Cavalry Command. The three remaining Regiments formed line with the right resting on the road at this point. A charge of the enemy to the north edge of the Cornfield was repulsed and the Brigade advanced to the Cornfield, the 9th Regiment going through the corn to its south edge, the center and left about midway into the corn, when it was checked by the advance of a Confederate line and fell back, after which Anderson withdrew to the North Woods, where he was rejoined by the 10th Regiment and served as a rallying point for Sedgwick's Division, Second Corps. The Brigade then moved to the rear of the high ground north of Joseph Poffenberger's.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike at the south edge of the North Woods (Map 1)


Notes: This tablet is missing from the battlefield. Text is from Battlefield Board records.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
        10th Pennsylvania Reserves
        11th Pennsylvania Reserves
        12th Pennsylvania Reserves
        9th Pennsylvania Reserves

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 16704]

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