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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 313

Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command

6 AM 17 September to 4 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans, Commanding.

(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.

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


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 16853]

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