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Toombs' Brigade, Jones' Division

6 AM 17 September to 9 PM 18 September

C.S.A.
LONGSTREET'S COMMAND
TOOMBS' BRIGADE, D.R. JONES' DIVISION
Brigadier General Robert Toombs, Commanding.
Organization.
2d, 15th, 17th and 20th Georgia Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   On the morning of the 17th, the 2d and 20th Georgia of Toombs' Brigade, the 50th Georgia of Drayton's Brigade, and a Company each of Hood's Texas Brigade and Jenkins' Brigade occupied a position commanding the Burnside Bridge and Snavely's Ford. At 1 P.M., the Ninth Army Corps forced the passage of the bridge and ford, and Toombs withdrew his command to the Antietam Furnace Road in the suburbs of Sharpsburg. During the engagement at the bridge and ford, and while falling back, Toombs was joined by the 15th and 17th Georgia, of his Brigade, and five Companies of the 11th Georgia of Col. George T. Anderson's Brigade. Re-forming his command on the Antietam Furnace Road, where he was joined by portions of Kemper's, Drayton's and Garnett's Brigades, Toombs advanced on the left of Archer's Briagade of A.P. Hill's Division and, at this point, engaged the Federal troops in the lane and fields beyond. Late in the afternoon his command was relieved by Branch's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Division and moved easterly across the Sharpsburg Road, where it remained until withdrawn to re-cross the Potomac.

Location:   west side of Branch Avenue (Map 4)

Notes:   This tablet is missing from the battlefield. Text is from Battlefield Board records.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Anderson's (GA) Brigade
        11th Georgia Infantry
    Drayton's Brigade
        50th Georgia Infantry
    Toombs' Brigade
        15th Georgia Infantry
        17th Georgia Infantry
        20th Georgia Infantry
        2nd Georgia Infantry



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