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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 46

Meagher's Brigade, Richardson's Division

10 AM 17 September to 2 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Meagher, Commanding.
29th Massachusetts Infantry
63d New York Infantry
69th New York Infantry
88th New York Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Meagher's Brigade led the advance of Richardson's Division and, in the field just north of this, became engaged with the Confederate Brigade of Geo. T. Anderson, which was forced to retire to the Bloody Lane.

At this point, Meagher's advance was checked and a severe contest ensued, but 30 yards separating the opposing lines.

Its ammunition having been exhausted, the Brigade was relieved by Caldwell's but, later in the day, advanced to a position on the high ground, south of this point, in suport of Caldwell and Brooke.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    2nd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
        29th Massachusetts Infantry
        63rd New York Infantry
        69th New York Infantry
        88th 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 16817]

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