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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 43

Weber's Brigade, French's Division

9 AM 17 September to 12 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Max Weber, Commanding.
1st Delaware Infantry
5th Maryland Infantry
4th New York Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Weber's Brigade, forming the advance of French's Division, encountered the enemy near Roulette's house at about 9:15 A.M., pushed them back to the Bloody Lane and gained a position on the high ground about 60 yards north of this point. Here the Brigade became engaged in an obstinate contest with the enemy which was maintained until, having lost one third of its numbers in killed or wounded, it was relieved by Morris' Brigade and withdrawn to the vicinity of Roulette's house where it remained until the close of the day.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps
        1st Delaware Infantry
        5th Maryland Infantry
        4th New York 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 16813]

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