(September 16-17, 1862.)
At 10 P. M. of the 16th, Lawton's Brigade advanced from its position west of the Dunkard Church and relieved Wofford's Brigade of Hood's Division in the fields south of the Cornfield and east of the Hagerstown Pike. Skirmishers were thrown forward into the south edge of the Cornfield. In this position the Brigade was attacked at about 5:30 A. M. on the 17th by Seymour's Brigade of Meade's Division on the right and, at 6 A. M., by three Brigades of Doubleday's Division on the left. After losing its commander and more than one-half its members, it was relieved by Wofford's Brigade of Hood's Division and withdrawn to the woods southwest of the Dunkard Church and was not again engaged.