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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 312

Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command

9 PM 14 September to 9 PM 16 September

Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans, Commanding.

(September 14-16, 1862.)
   Evans' Brigade, with Hood's Division, formed the rear guard of the Army of Northern Virginia during its withdrawal from South Mountain. Reaching this point about noon of September 15, it formed in support of the Artillery of Longstreet's Command with orders to cover the Middle Bridge across the Antietam. It skirmished with the enemy during the afternoon of the 16th, but was not otherwise engaged.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Evans' (Independent) Brigade
        17th South Carolina Infantry
        18th South Carolina Infantry
        22nd South Carolina Infantry
        23rd South Carolina Infantry
        Holcombe (SC) Legion
        Macbeth (SC) Artillery

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 16754]

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