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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 353

Branch's Brigade, Hill's Light Division

3 PM 17 September to 7 AM 19 September

C.S.A.
JACKSON'S COMMAND
BRANCH'S BRIGADE, HILL'S LIGHT DIVISION
Brig. Gen. L. 0'B. Branch.
Organization.

7th North Carolina Infantry
18th North Carolina Infantry
28th North Carolina Infantry
33d North Carolina Infantry
37th North Carolina Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Branch's Brigade formed line at this point about 3 P.M. and supported Archer's Brigade in its advance and encounter at the stonewall about 600 yards distant.

Toward the close of the engagement General Branch was killed and the command fell to Colonel James H. Lane of the 28th North Carolina, who formed the Brigade on Archer's left, where it remained until the morning of the 19th, when it recrossed the Potomac at Blacksford's Ford.

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

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Branch's Brigade
        18th North Carolina Infantry
        28th North Carolina Infantry
        33rd North Carolina Infantry
        37th North Carolina Infantry
        7th North Carolina 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 16844]

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