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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 378

Early's Brigade, Ewell's Division

8 PM 16 September to 10 AM 17 September

Brig. Gen Jubal A. Early, Commanding.
13th, 25th, 31st, 44th, 49th, 52nd
and 58th Virginia Infantry

(September 16-17, 1862    No.1.)
   On the night of the 16th, Early's Brigade bivouacked in the farm lane on the left of Jackson's Division and in the Dunkard Church woods, between this point and the Church. At dawn of the 17th, the Brigade moved nearly a mile northwest to support Stuart's Cavalry Division and some Batteries of Artillery. The Brigade was on this duty about an hour when, leaving the 13th Virginia Infantry with Stuart, it returned and formed line on the plateau east of this, perpendicular to the Hagerstown Pike and, advancing in a northerly direction, as a support to Jackson's right, participated in a sanguinary engagement with the right of the First Army Corps, which was obliged to retire, then moved to the south along the west edge of the West Woods, and engaged the enemy near the Dunkard Church.

Location: east side of the Route 65 bypass, south of Starke Avenue (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    Early's Brigade
        13th Virginia Infantry
        25th Virginia Infantry
        31st Virginia Infantry
        44th Virginia Infantry
        49th Virginia Infantry
        52nd Virginia Infantry
        58th 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 16728]

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