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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 363

Cobb's Brigade, McLaws' Division

5 AM 17 September to 1 PM 17 September

Lieut. Col. C. C. Sanders, 24th Georgia Infantry, Commanding.
16th Georgia Infantry,   Cobb's (Georgia) Legion,
24th Georgia Infantry,   15th North Carolina Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Cobb's Brigade crossed the Potomac at daybreak and halted near General Lee's Headquarters west of Sharpsburg. At about 9:20 A.M., it formed line on the south side of Bloody Lane, its left resting at this point and, with Rodes' and portions of Garland's and Colquitt's Brigades, participated in the engagement with French's Division of the Second Corps. Later in the day the Brigade changed front to the right, facing east, and supported D. H. Hill's Division and George T. Anderson's Brigade in resisting the advance of Richardson's Division.

Location: east side of Hagerstown Pike, south of the Bloody Lane (Map 3)


Notes: "McLAW'S DIVISION" is how the tablet heading was cast (probably should have been "McLAWS' DIVISION").


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Cobb's Brigade
        16th Georgia Infantry
        24th Georgia Infantry
        Cobb's (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion
        15th 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 16857]

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