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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 47

Brooke's Brigade, Richardson's Division

10 AM 17 September to 2 PM 17 September

Col. John R. Brooke, 53d Pennsylvania Infantry, Commanding.
2d Delaware Infantry
52d New York Infantry
57th New York Infantry
66th New York Infantry
53d Pennsylvania Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   Brooke's Brigade formed the reserve of Richardson's Division.

After checking an attempt of the enemy to gain the right rear of French's Division near Roulette's house, it co-operated with Caldwell in his advance across the Bloody Lane and through the cornfield to the south, the advance Regiments driving the enemy from Piper's barn and outhouses. The ammunition of the Brigade having been exhausted, it was withdrawn and occupied a position a short distance north of this point, in support of Battery K, 1st U.S. Artillery.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    3rd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
        2nd Delaware Infantry
        52nd New York Infantry
        57th New York Infantry
        66th New York Infantry
        53rd 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 16819]

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