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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 349

Field's Brigade, Hill's Light Division

7 AM 17 September to 7 AM 19 September

C.S.A.
JACKSON'S COMMAND
FIELD'S BRIGADE, HILL'S LIGHT DIVISION
Col. John M. Brockenbrough, 40th Virginia Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.

40th Virginia Infantry
47th Virginia Infantry
55th Virginia Infantry
22d Virginia Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Field's Brigade left Harpers Ferry at 7:30 A.M. of September 17, reached this point about 3 P.M. and was put in position to guard the approaches to the field by Snavely's Ford and the lower Antietam.

The Brigade was not actively engaged, and recrossed the Potomac early on the morning of September 19.

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

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Field's Brigade
        22nd Virginia Infantry Battalion
        40th Virginia Infantry
        47th Virginia Infantry
        55th Virginia Infantry

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1

Notes

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 16841]

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