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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 334

Jones' Brigade, Jackson's Division

6 PM 16 September to 10 AM 17 September

Capt. John E. Penn, 42nd Virginia, Commanding.
21st, 42nd and 48th Virginia Infantry,
and 1st Virginia Battalion

(September 16-17, 1862.)
   On the evening of September 16, Jones' Brigade formed line on the left of Winder's, its right about 130 yards west of this, its left extending nearly to the West Woods. Skirmishers were advanced about 250 to 275 yards and became slightly engaged and the Brigade came under an annoying artillery fire. In this position it was attacked by Doubleday's Division early in the morning of the 17th, and, after more than a half hour's hard fighting, was forced back to the line held by the Brigades of Starke and Taliaferro. It was re-formed and, with Winder's Brigade, supported the advance of Starke's and Taliaferro's Brigades a half hour later, but was again compelled to retire. Supported by Early's brigade of Ewell's Division, the entire Division again advanced and again fell back and reformed beyond the West Woods, where it supported the attack of McLaws' Division on Sedgwick's Federal Division.

Location: west side of the Hagerstown Pike 400 yards north of the Dunkard Church (Map 1)


Notes: This tablet is missing from the battlefield. Text is from Battlefield Board records.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Jones' Brigade
        1st Virginia Infantry Battalion
        21st Virginia Infantry
        42nd Virginia Infantry
        48th Virginia 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 16724]

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