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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 318

Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division

8 AM 17 September to 9 PM 18 September

Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton, Commanding.
1st North Carolina Cavalry
2nd           Carolina Cavalry
Cobb's Legion, Georgia Cavalry
Jeff. Davis Legion

(September 17-18, 1862.)
   Hampton's Brigade reached the field on September 17 and took position on the left of Jackson's Command, occupying, with Lee's Brigade, a line extending from the left of the Confederate Infantry to the Potomac River.

Location: west side of the Maryland Rt. 65 bypass, north of Confederate Avenue (Map 2)


Notes: Possibly mis-cast or altered after casting, this tablet on the field has a gap in the name of the 2nd SC Cavalry where the word "South" probably belongs.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Hampton's Brigade
        Cobb's (GA) Legion, Cavalry Battalion
        Jeff Davis (MS) Legion (Cavalry)
        1st North Carolina Cavalry
        2nd South Carolina Cavalry
        10th Virginia Cavalry

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 16806]

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