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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 350

Pender's Brigade, Hill's Light Division

7 AM 17 September to 7 AM 19 September

Brig. Gen. William D. Pender, Commanding.

16th North Carolina Infantry
22d North Carolina Infantry
34th North Carolina Infantry
38th North Carolina Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Pender's Brigade left Harpers Ferry at 7:30 A.M. of September 17, crossed the Potomac by Blackford's Ford and reached this road about 3 P.M. It was placed in position near this point to guard the approaches to the battlefield from the lower Antietam. It was exposed to the long range Infantry and Artillery fire of the enemy but was not otherwise actively engaged.

Late in the day it was moved to the left, and on the morning of the 18th, took position on the left of Branch's Brigade, where it remained until it was withdrawn to recross the Potomac.

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


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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Pender's Brigade
        16th North Carolina Infantry
        22nd North Carolina Infantry
        34th North Carolina Infantry
        38th North Carolina Infantry

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1


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 16842]

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