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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 341

Trimble's Brigade, Ewell's Division

10 PM 16 September to 5 PM 17 September

Col. James A. Walker, 13th Virginia Infantry, Commanding.
15th Alabama Infantry
12th Georgia Infantry
21st Georgia Infantry
21st North Carolina Infantry
1st North Carolina Battalion

(September 16 - 17, 1862.)
   At 10 P. M. of the 16th, Trimble's Brigade advanced from the Dunkard Church and relieved Law's Brigade of Hood's Division at this point. The right of the Brigade rested in the Cemetery, the left on the rocky ledge 100 yards north of the road. In this position it was attacked, on the morning of the 17th, by Seymour's Brigade and Ricketts' Division. After a severe engagement, in which it lost one-third of its number and expended its ammunition, it was relieved by Law's Brigade of Hood's Division and withdrawn to the woods beyond the Dunkard Church.

Location: south side of the Smoketown Road near the Mumma Farm Lane (Map 1)


Notes: This tablet is missing from the battlefield. Text is from Battlefield Board records. The Cemetery mentioned is the Mumma Family plot.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Trimble's Brigade
        15th Alabama Infantry
        12th Georgia Infantry
        21st Georgia Infantry
        1st North Carolina Battalion Sharpshooters
        21st 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 16732]

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