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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 364

Garnett's Brigade, Jones' Division

11 AM 15 September to 4 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett, Commanding.
8th Virginia Infantry,   19th Virginia Infantry,
18th Virginia Infantry,   28th Virginia Infantry,
56th Virginia Infantry

(September 15-17, 1862.)
   Garnett's Brigade reached Sharpsburg at 11 A.M. September 15th, and took position on the southwest slope of Cemetery Hill where it remained until the morning of the 17th, when it relieved Geo. T. Anderson's Brigade in support of the Washington Artillery. When that command was relieved by S. D. Lee's Artillery in the afternoon, the Brigade advanced into the cornfield in front of Lee's guns, between this point and the cemetery wall, and engaged the right of the advancing Federal line.

The right of the Confederate line west of the Burnside Bridge Road being turned, the Brigade was withdrawn, by the cross streets, to the north of the town, and cooperated with Drayton's Brigade and A.P. Hill's Division in the attack on the Federal left.

Location: west side of Rodman Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Pickett's (Garnett's) Brigade
        18th Virginia Infantry
        19th Virginia Infantry
        28th Virginia Infantry
        56th Virginia Infantry
        8th Virginia 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 16858]

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