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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 331

Wofford's Brigade, Hood's Division

6 PM 16 September to 10 PM 16 September

C.S.A.
LONGSTREET'S COMMAND
WOFFORD'S BRIGADE, HOOD'S DIVISION
Col. W. T. Wofford, 18th Georgia Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.
18th Georgia Infantry
Hampton (S.C.) Legion
1st Texas Infantry
4th Texas Infantry
5th Texas Infantry

(September 16, 1862.)
   On the approach of the First Army Corps on the evening of the 16th, Wofford's Brigade advanced and formed line in the south edge of the Cornfield, its left on the Hagerstown Pike. The 4th Texas, deployed as skirmishers, encountered the advance of Seymour's Brigade and was forced back but, reenforced by the 5th Texas on its right, held the East Woods until darkness put an end to the engagement. At 10 P. M. the Brigade was relieved by Lawton's Brigade and withdrew to the woods west of Dunkard Church.

Location: south side of Cornfield Avenue (Map 1)

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Hood's Brigade
        18th Georgia Infantry
        Hampton (SC) Legion
        1st Texas Infantry
        4th Texas Infantry
        5th Texas Infantry

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1

Notes

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 16686]

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