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Lawton's Brigade, Ewell's Division

10 PM 16 September to 7 AM 17 September

C.S.A.
JACKSON'S COMMAND
LAWTON'S BRIGADE, EWELL'S DIVISION
Col. M. Douglass, 13th Georgia Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.
13th, 26th, 31st, 38th, 60th
and 61st Georgia Infantry

(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losing its commander and more than one-half its members, it was relieved by Wofford's Brigade of Hood's Division and withdrawn to the woods southwest of the Dunkard Church and was not again engaged.

Location:   south side of Cornfield Avenue (Map 1)

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Lawton's Brigade
        13th Georgia Infantry
        26th Georgia Infantry
        31st Georgia Infantry
        38th Georgia Infantry
        60th Georgia Infantry
        61st Georgia Infantry



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