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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 365

Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades

8 AM 17 September to 3 PM 17 September

C.S.A.
COLQUITT'S AND GARLAND'S BRIGADES.

(September 17, 1862.)
   After the repulse of the Confederate line in the East Woods and Cornfield north of the Smoketown Road in the morning of the 17th, parts of the Brigades of Colquitt and Garland rallied in the Sunken Road at this point, their right connecting with Rodes, their left resting on the Hagerstown Pike. They cooperated with Rodes in repelling the advance of French's Division, Second Corps, and, in cooperation with detachments of McLaws' and Walker's Division, crossed this road and attacked the right flank of French's Division but were repulsed. In the afternoon, parts of the two Brigades were collected at Sharpsburg and moved out on the Boonsboro Pike in support of Evans' Brigade in its resistance to the advance of a portion of the Fifth Army Corps.

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

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Colquitt's Brigade
        13th Alabama Infantry
        23rd Georgia Infantry
        27th Georgia Infantry
        28th Georgia Infantry
        6th Georgia Infantry
    Garland's Brigade
        12th North Carolina Infantry
        13th North Carolina Infantry
        20th North Carolina Infantry
        23rd North Carolina Infantry
        5th 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 16850]

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