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Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command

5 AM 17 September to 7 AM 17 September

C.S.A.
JACKSON'S DIVISION, JACKSON'S COMMAND.
Brigadier General J. R. Jones, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Early in the morning of the 17th, while in the position taken on the evening before, Jackson's Division was subjected to a heavy fire of artillery from the light Batteries in its front which was replied to by the Batteries of the Division, Poague's, Carpenter's, Brockenbrough's, Raine's, Caskie's and Wooding's. Heavy guns beyond the Antietam enfiladed the Division line and took it in reverse. Upon the advance of the Federal line, at 6 A. M., east of and on the Pike, the Confederate skirmishers were thrown out behind the rocky ledge 78 yards west of this and fired into the flank of Doubleday's Division as it neared this point. By the deployment of Gibbon's and Patrick's Brigades west of the Pike the skirmishers were driven in, Doubleday advanced to and south of this point, met Grigsby's first line - the Brigades of Winder and Jones - and after an obstinate contest of over half an hour, Grigsby was compelled to fall back to the second line in the edge of the woods 380 yards south. In the early part of the day Brigadier General Jones was wounded and turned over command of the Division to Brigadier General W. E. Starke.

Location:   south side of Starke Avenue near the Hagerstown Pike (Map 1)

Notes:   This narrative continues on a second tablet (No. 382, cont.) placed directly adjacent.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

Jackson's Division
    Jackson's Division Artillery
        Baltimore (MD) Artillery
        Alleghany (VA) Artillery
        Danville (VA) Artillery
        Lee (VA) Artillery
        Richmond "Hampden" (VA) Artillery
        Rockbridge (VA) Artillery
    Jones' Brigade
        1st Virginia Infantry Battalion
        21st Virginia Infantry
        42nd Virginia Infantry
        48th Virginia Infantry
    Starke's Brigade
        10th Louisiana Infantry
        15th Louisiana Infantry
        1st Louisiana (Zouaves) Infantry Battalion
        1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry
        2nd Louisiana Infantry
        9th Louisiana Infantry
    Taliaferro's Brigade
        47th Alabama Infantry
        48th Alabama Infantry
        23rd Virginia Infantry
        37th Virginia Infantry
    Winder's Brigade
        27th Virginia Infantry
        33rd Virginia Infantry
        4th Virginia Infantry
        5th Virginia Infantry



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