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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 340

Garland's Brigade, D. H. Hill's Division

8 PM 16 September to 5 PM 17 September

Col. D. K. McRae, 5th North Carolina, Commanding.
5th, 12th, 13th, 20th and 23rd North Carolina Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   On the night of September 16, Garland's Brigade bivouacked in the fields southeast of Roulette's house. Early on the 17th, it moved to the support of Ripley and Colquitt, crossed the Smoketwon Road a few feet east of this point, made effort to form on Colquitt's right, but was thrown into confusion and halted in the woods, under cover of boulders, rock ledges and rolling ground, a few yards in advance of this. The advance of Greene's Division, Twelfth Corps, struck it in the flank and caused it to retire in disorder across the Mumma fields; a part of the Brigade rallying in the west end of the Sunken Road and joining a remnant of Colquitt's Brigade, the remainder retreating to Sharpsburg, where it was partially rallied and assisted Evans' Brigade in checking the advance of the Federals on and south of the Boonsboro Pike.

Location: south side of Cornfield Avenue (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Garland's Brigade
        12th North Carolina Infantry
        13th North Carolina Infantry
        20th North Carolina Infantry
        23rd North Carolina Infantry
        5th 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 16731]

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