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Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command

5 AM 17 September to 5 PM 17 September

C.S.A.
ANDERSON'S DIVISION, LONGSTREET'S COMMAND
Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson, Commanding
Organization.
Cumming's, Armistead's, Featherston's, Pryor's, Parham's, and Wright's Brigades

(September 17, 1862.)
   Anderson's Division crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford about sunrise on the 17th and, marching through the fields west and north of Sharpsburg reached this road about 9 A.M. Armistead's Brigade was sent to the support of McLaws on the left. Parham's Brigade, reduced to 40 men, was consolidated with Pryor's. The Division formed line perpendicular to this road. Its left at this point, its right in the ravine about 300 yards east of Piper's stone barn. It advanced in support of D. H. Hill's Division to the cornfield northeast of this and, after a stubborn contest, in which it suffered severely, was obliged to retire to the cover of the stone walls on the road. Late in the day it resumed a part of its original position and checked the advance of the enemy.

Location:   east side of Hagerstown Pike, south of the Bloody Lane (Map 3)

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

Anderson's Division
    Anderson's Division Artillery
        Donaldsonville (LA) Artillery
        Grimes' Portsmouth (VA) Battery
        Lynchburg (VA) Artillery
        Norfolk (VA) Battery
    Armistead's Brigade
        14th Virginia Infantry
        38th Virginia Infantry
        53rd Virginia Infantry
        57th Virginia Infantry
        9th Virginia Infantry
    Featherston's Brigade
        12th Mississippi Infantry
        16th Mississippi Infantry
        19th Mississippi Infantry
        2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion
    Mahone's (Parham's) Brigade
        12th Virginia Infantry
        16th Virginia Infantry
        41st Virginia Infantry
        61st Virginia Infantry
        6th Virginia Infantry
    Pryor's Brigade
        14th Alabama Infantry
        2nd Florida Infantry
        5th Florida Infantry
        8th Florida Infantry
        3rd Virginia Infantry
    Wilcox's (Cumming's) Brigade
        10th Alabama Infantry
        11th Alabama Infantry
        8th Alabama Infantry
        9th Alabama Infantry
    Wright's Brigade
        44th Alabama Infantry
        22nd Georgia Infantry
        3rd Georgia Infantry
        48th Georgia Infantry



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