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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 311

Reserve Artillery, Hood's Division

12 PM 15 September to 2 PM 17 September

C.S.A.
LONGSTREET'S COMMAND
RESERVE ARTILLERY, HOOD'S DIVISION
Major B.W. Frobel, C.S.A., Commanding.
Organization.
German (South Carolina) Artillery
Palmetto (South Carolina) Artillery
Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery

(September 15-17, 1862.)
   The Reserve Artillery of Hood's Division reached Sharpsburg at noon of September 15. It was posted on the right of the Boonsboro Pike and became engaged with the enemy during the afternoon of the 16th. At about 2 P.M. on the 17th, it went into position on the left of the road leading to Burnside Bridge and co-operated with the Divisions of D.R. Jones and A.P. Hill in resisting the advance of the Ninth Army Corps. One section of the German Artillery was detached from the Battery and served with Hood's Division in the fields beyond the Dunkard Church.

Location: south side of the Boonsboro Pike, near the Cemetery entrance (Map 4)

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Hood's Division Artillery
        Rowan (NC) Artillery
        German (SC) Artillery
        Palmetto (SC) Light Artillery

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1

Notes

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 16838]

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