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Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command

7 AM 17 September to 9 AM 17 September

   At the end of a half hour Starke's second line advanced obliquing to the right, aligned along the fence bordering the Pike and engaged the Union advance east of it. As the left reached the fence, the fire of Campbell's Battery and five Regiments of Gibbon's and Patrick's Brigades, formed behind the ledge 78 yards west of this, struck it in flank and rear, and the entire command retreated to the woods from which it had advanced. At an early stage of this movement, General Starke was killed and the command of the Division devolved upon Colonel Grigsby, 27th Virginia Infantry. Grigsby reformed the Division, and moving in connection with Early's Brigade, turned the flank of Gibbon's and Patrick's line, compelling it to retire to Miller's barn. Early halted in the angle of the West Woods a few yards south and west of this, and Jackson's Division, now reduced to 200 men, formed on his left, fronting the low ground west of the ledge and between it and the northern extremity of the West Woods, where it assisted in checking the advance of Goodrich's Brigade, Twelfth Corps, shortly after which it fell back to Alfred Poffenberger's, 400 yards southwest of this, where it was relieved by the advance of McLaws' Division.

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

Notes:   This narrative is continuation from the tablet (No. 382) 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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