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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 320

Munford's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division

12 PM 16 September to 8 PM 18 September

Brig. Gen. Thomas T. Munford, Commanding.
2nd Virginia Cavalry     7th Virginia Cavalry
12th Virginia Cavalry

(September 16-18, 1862.)
   The 2nd and 12th Virginia Cavalry reached the field on September 16 and took position on the extreme right of the Army of Northern Virginia, to cover the lower crossing of the Antietam. The 7th Virginia took position, on the evening of the 16th, on the Hagerstown Pike, northwest of Sharpsburg. It joined the Brigade on the right on the 17th. The Brigade remained on the right until the close of the battle.

Location: north side of Branch Avenue, near the Harpers Ferry Road (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Robertson's Brigade
        12th Virginia Cavalry
        2nd Virginia Cavalry
        7th 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 16758]

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