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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 316

Jones' Battalion, Reserve Artillery

8 AM 17 September to 7 PM 17 September

Major H.P. Jones, Commanding.
Morris (Virginia) Artillery, Orange (Virginia) Artillery,
Turner's (Virginia) Artillery, Wimbish's (Virginia) Battery.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Jones' Artillery Battalion occupied the ridge north of this point and was actively engaged early in the day, but was soon withdrawn to the lower ground between the ridge and the Hagerstown Pike. In the afternoon the Battalion reoccupied the ridge and engaged the Union Batteries that had crossed by the Middle Bridge to the west side of the Antietam, it resisted also the advance of the Infantry of the Fifth Corps. At sundown the Battalion was again withdrawn.

Location: north side of the Boonsboro Pike, west of Rodman Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Jones' Artillery Battalion
        Long Island (VA) Battery
        Morris' Louisa (VA) Artillery
        Richmond 'Orange' (VA) Artillery
        Wise (VA) Legion Artillery, Company D

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 16839]

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