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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 375

Starke's Brigade, Jackson's Division

6 PM 16 September to 10 AM 17 September

Brig. Gen. William E. Starke, Commanding.
1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th and 15th Louisiana Infantry

(September 16-17, 1862.)
   On the evening of September 16, Starke's Brigade formed line perpendicular to this road on the left of Taliaferro. When the Brigades of Jones and Winder were forced back on the morning of the 17th, this Brigade advanced with Taliaferro's and the rallied Brigades, but was driven back. Supported by Early's Brigade it again advanced, but was obliged to retire and reformed, with its Division, beyond the West Woods, where it supported the assault of McLaws' Division on Sedgwick's Division of Sumner's Corps. During the engagement, General Starke was killed and the command devolved upon Colonel L. A. Stafford of the 9th Louisiana.

Location: west side of the Hagerstown Pike 250 yards north of the Dunkard Church (Map 1)


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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Starke's Brigade
        10th Louisiana Infantry
        15th Louisiana Infantry
        1st Louisiana (Zouaves) Infantry Battalion
        1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry
        2nd Louisiana Infantry
        9th Louisiana 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 16726]

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