Site Logo: Click to go to the Home page
[ Historical Tablet ]

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

7 AM 17 September to 5 PM 17 September

D. H. HILL'S DIVISION

(September 17, 1862.)
   Early on the 17th, Ripley fired the Mumma Buildings and passed them in the direction of the south part of the East Woods, then, moving by the left flank, crossed the Smoketown Road and engaged the Union troops in Miller's Cornfield. Colquitt followed Ripley and formed on his right. Garland's Brigade moving from the field north of the present stone tower, followed Colquitt. After a severe contest, involving heavy losses, the three Brigades were driven by Mansfield's Corps; Ripley retiring to the woods at the Dunkard Church, Colquitt and Garland in the direction of Sharpsburg. Rodes was about to join the three Brigades north of the Smoketown Road, but upon the appearance of Colquitt and Garland in retreat, filed to the left and formed line in the Bloody Lane, portions of the retreating Brigades rallying on his left. George B. Anderson moving from the Boonsboro Pike, passed up the ravine south of this and formed in the lane on Rodes' right. In this position, the left on the Hagerstown Pike, the right near this point, the command was attacked by French's and Richardson's Divisions. Five Brigades of R. H. Anderson's Division, came to Hill's assistance, forming line in his rear, but, after a bloody struggle of over two hours, both Hill and Anderson fell back to Piper's Lane and to the cover of the stonewalls on either side of the Hagerstown Pike beyond. Late in the day the Confederates repulsed a charge of the 7th Maine on the Piper Buildings.

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



back to Tablet Index