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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 354

Gregg's Brigade, Hill's Light Division

3 PM 17 September to 7 AM 19 September

Brigadier General Maxcy Gregg, Commanding.

1st South Carolina Infantry, (Provisional Army)
12th, 13th and 14th South Carolina Infantry, and
1st South Carolina Rifles.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Gregg's Brigade formed line about 3 P.M. in the fields southwest of this and advanced into the southwest corner of the 40 acre cornfield, about 100 yards east of this point, where it encountered and repulsed the advance of the extreme left of the Ninth Corps. An effort to pursue into the field beyond was checked, and the Brigade fell back to the line now marked by this road, where it remained until the early morning of the 19th, when it retired to Blackford's Ford and was the last Infantry Brigade of the Confederate Army to recross the Potomac.

Location: west side of the south end of Branch Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    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

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 16845]

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