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D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command

10 PM 14 September to 9 PM 16 September

C.S.A.
D. H. HILL'S DIVISION, JACKSON'S COMMAND
Major General D.H. Hill, Commanding.

(September 15-16, 1862.)
   D.H. Hill's Division led the retreat from South Mountain, on the night of the 14th. Rodes' and Colquitt's Brigades, both under command of Rodes, were hastened to Sharpsburg to expel the Union Cavalry which had escaped from Harpers Ferry. The Cavalry having moved on in the direction of Hagerstown, Rodes marched through the town and halted near the Potomac, early on the 15th. The three other Brigades of the Division halted midway between the Antietam and Sharpsburg. Geo. B. Anderson's Brigade formed line on either side of the Boonsboro Pike 830 yards southeast of this, Ripley's Brigade formed on Anderson's left rear, with its right near the Pike, Rodes Brigade marched back through the town and formed line in the field immediately east of this, and Garland's Brigade took position in the adjoining field on Rodes' left. The line faced the Antietam. Artillery was put in position on this high ground and between this and Sharpsburg and engaged the Union Artillery beyond the Antietam. On the 16th Colquitt's Brigade was marched from its bivouac southwest of the town and went into line on Garland's left, near the Roulette house, and late in the day, on the advance of Hooker's Corps, Ripley's Brigade was moved from the right and bivouacked south of Mumma's in support to the right of Ewell's Division.

Location:   west side of Richardson Avenue (Map 3)

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

D. H. Hill's Division
    Anderson's (NC) Brigade
        14th North Carolina Infantry
        2nd North Carolina Infantry
        30th North Carolina Infantry
        4th North Carolina Infantry
    Colquitt's Brigade
        13th Alabama Infantry
        23rd Georgia Infantry
        27th Georgia Infantry
        28th Georgia Infantry
        6th Georgia Infantry
    D. H. Hill's Division Artillery
        Hardaway's (AL) Battery
        Jeff Davis (AL) Artillery
        Carter's King William (VA) Artillery
        Jones' Peninsula (VA) Battery
    Garland's Brigade
        12th North Carolina Infantry
        13th North Carolina Infantry
        20th North Carolina Infantry
        23rd North Carolina Infantry
        5th North Carolina Infantry
    Ripley's Brigade
        44th Georgia Infantry
        4th Georgia Infantry
        1st North Carolina Infantry
        3rd North Carolina Infantry
    Rodes' Brigade
        12th Alabama Infantry
        26th Alabama Infantry
        3rd Alabama Infantry
        5th Alabama Infantry
        6th Alabama Infantry



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