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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 41

Kimball's Brigade, French's Division

9 AM 17 September to 2 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball, Commanding.
14th Indiana Infantry
8th Ohio Infantry
132d Pennsylvania Infantry
7th West Virginia Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Kimball's Brigade, following Weber and Morris, encountered the enemy in the Bloody Lane and in the cornfield to the south.

The contest there was of the most desperate character, and continued until afternoon when, supported on the left by Richardson's Division, the Brigade attacked the enemy and gained the Bloody Lane.

An attack on the right flank was made and repulsed by a change of front of the Ohio and Indiana Regiments, forming the right wing of the Brigade in its final assault on the enemy's position.

Location: north side of the Bloody Lane (Map 3)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    1st Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps
        14th Indiana Infantry
        8th Ohio Infantry
        132nd Pennsylvania Infantry
        7th West Virginia 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 16815]

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