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Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command

7 AM 17 September to 9 AM 19 September

C.S.A.
HILL'S LIGHT DIVISION, JACKSON'S COMMAND
Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill, Commanding

(September 17, 1862.)
   A. P. Hill's Division left Harpers Ferry at 7:30 A.M., crossed the Potomac at Blacksford Ford and reached this point at 2:30 P.M.

Pender's and Field's Brigades were detached to cover the approaches from the lower Antietam. Branch's, Gregg's and Archer's Brigades formed line along this road connecting with the right of D.R. Jones' Division. These Brigades supported by Toombs, crossed the fields, encountered the left of the enemy's advancing line, checked its further progress and took position behind the stone fence about 600 yards distant.

They remained in this position until midnight of the 18th, when they withdrew and, acting as rearguard of the Confederate Army, recrossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford about 9:30 A.M. of the 19th.

Location:   north side of Branch Avenue, near the Harpers Ferry Road (Map 4)

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

A. P. Hill's Light Division
    A. P. Hill's Light Division Artillery
        Pee Dee (SC) Artillery
        Crenshaw (VA) Battery
        Fredericksburg (VA) Artillery
        Purcell (Richmond) Artillery
        Richmond 'Letcher' (VA) Artillery
    Archer's Brigade
        5th Alabama Infantry Battalion
        19th Georgia Infantry
        14th Tennessee Infantry
        1st Tennessee Infantry (Provisional Army)
        7th Tennessee Infantry
    Branch's Brigade
        18th North Carolina Infantry
        28th North Carolina Infantry
        33rd North Carolina Infantry
        37th North Carolina Infantry
        7th North Carolina Infantry
    Field's Brigade
        22nd Virginia Infantry Battalion
        40th Virginia Infantry
        47th Virginia Infantry
        55th Virginia Infantry
    Gregg's Brigade
        12th South Carolina Infantry
        13th South Carolina Infantry
        14th South Carolina Infantry
        1st South Carolina Infantry (Provisional Army)
        1st South Carolina Rifles
    Pender's Brigade
        16th North Carolina Infantry
        22nd North Carolina Infantry
        34th North Carolina Infantry
        38th North Carolina Infantry
    Thomas' Brigade
        14th Georgia Infantry
        35th Georgia Infantry
        45th Georgia Infantry
        49th Georgia Infantry



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