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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 329

Law's Brigade, Hood's Division

6 PM 16 September to 10 PM 16 September

Col. E. M. Law, 4th Alabama Infantry, Commanding.
4th Alabama Infantry
6th North Carolina Infantry
2nd Mississippi Infantry
11th Mississippi Infantry

(September 16, 1862.)
   On the evening of the 16th, Law's Brigade advanced from the fields in front of the Dunkard Church to a position in the East Woods, on either side of the Smoketown Road, where it supported the skirmishers of Wofford's Brigade in resisting the advance of Seymour's Brigade.

The engagement ceased at dark. At 10 P. M. the Brigade was relieved by Trimble's Brigade of Ewell's Division, and withdrawn to the woods west of the Dunkard Church.

Location: east side of the Smoketown Road at Cornfield Avenue (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Law's Brigade
        4th Alabama Infantry
        11th Mississippi Infantry
        2nd Mississippi Infantry
        6th North Carolina Infantry

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 16687]

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