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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 370

Archer's Brigade, Hill's Light Division

3 PM 17 September to 7 AM 19 September

C.S.A.
ARCHER'S BRIGADE

   In its advance from the Antietam Furnace Road, West of this point, on the afternoon of September 17, 1862, Archer's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Division encountered the Federal troops posted behind the stone fence forming the western line of the 40 acre cornfield. Gregg's movements on the left flank of the Federal line having compelled it to retire, Archer's Brigade charged over the fence and across the cornfield, but was repulsed with considerable loss and fell back to this side of the fence, where it remained until withdrawn to recross the Potomac on the morning of the 19th. No. 370 C. S. A. Archer's Brigade In its advance from the Antietam Furnace Road, West of this point, on the afternoon of September 17, 1862, Archer's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Division encountered the Federal troops posted behind the stone fence forming the western line of the 40 acre cornfield.

Gregg's movements on the left flank of the Federal line having compelled it to retire, Archer's Brigade charged over the fence and across the cornfield, but was repulsed with considerable loss and fell back to this side of the fence, where it remained until withdrawn to recross the Potomac on the morning of the 19th.

Location: west side of Branch Avenue (Map 4)

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Archer's Brigade
        19th Georgia Infantry
        14th Tennessee Infantry
        1st Tennessee Infantry (Provisional Army)
        7th Tennessee 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 16846]

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