(September 17, 1862.)
Evans' Brigade continued in support of the Artillery during the morning of the 17th, covering the approaches to Sharpsburg by the Boonsboro Pike. At 7:30 A.M., Geo. T. Anderson's Brigade, which had been under temporary command of Gen. Evans, was detached and ordered to the Confederate left. About 1 P.M., Evans' Brigade was deployed on both sides of the Boonsboro Pike to meet the advance of the Regular Infantry of the Fifth Corps. At about 3 P.M., this Brigade, with the remnants of Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades of D. H. Hill's Division, co-operated with D. R. Jones' Division in resisting the advance of the enemy from the direction of the Middle Bridge.