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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 39

Howard's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division

7 AM 17 September to 12 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. O.O. Howard, Commanding.
69th Pennsylvania Infantry
71st Pennsylvania Infantry
72nd Pennsylvania Infantry
106th Pennsylvania Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Howard's Brigade, following Gorman and Dana in their attack, passed through the East Woods, crossed the Cornfield and the Hagerstown Pike and reached the edge of the West Woods, where its advance was checked about 90 yards east of this point.

Its left flank having been attacked and turned by McLaws' and Walker's Divisions, it was forced to retire to the fields north of D.R. Miller's, where it was reformed and placed in position in support of a part of the Artillery of the First and Twelfth Coprs and of Sedgewick's Division of the Second Corps.

Location: east side of the Maryland Rt. 65 bypass, north of Confederate Avenue (Map 2)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps
        106th Pennsylvania Infantry
        69th Pennsylvania Infantry
        71st Pennsylvania Infantry
        72nd Pennsylvania 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 16780]

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