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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 376

Taliaferro's Brigade, Jackson's Division

6 PM 16 September to 10 AM 17 September

Colonel J. W. Jackson, 47th Alabama, Commanding.
47th and 48th Alabama and 10th, 23rd
and 37th Virginia Infantry

(September 16-17, 1862.)
   On the evening of September 16, Taliaferro's Brigade formed in the second line, perpendicular to this road, its right resting at this point on the left of Starke. When the first line, composed of the Brigades of Jones and Winder, was forced back early in the morning of the 17th, the second line advanced, supported by the partially rallied Brigades of the first line, but was obliged to retire with great loss. Supported by Early's brigade of Ewell's Division, the Division again advanced and again fell back and, having reformed beyond the West Woods, joined McLaws' Division in the attack on Sedgwick's Division of Sumner's Corps.

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


Notes: The 10th Virginia Infantry is listed on this tablet, but was not present at Sharpsburg. They were at Martinsburg, Virginia after the Federal garrison departed, and remained there for the duration of the Maryland Campaign.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Taliaferro's Brigade
        47th Alabama Infantry
        48th Alabama Infantry
        23rd Virginia Infantry
        37th 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 16725]

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