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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 48

Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps

12 AM 17 September to 9 AM 17 September

Brig. Gen. George S. Greene, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Greene's Division crossed the Antietam by the Upper Bridge about midnight of the 16th and bivouacked on the Hoffman farm.

On the morning of the 17th, it followed Williams Division west of this road, and formed line about 8 A. M. a short distance northwest of this point. The Division then advanced in line of battle, Tyndale on the right and Stainrook on the left of this road, and relieved the left of Crawford's Brigade of the Twelfth Corps.

In this advance the Division encountered the right flank of the Confederate line in the East Woods, turned it after a short and severe contest and moving obliquely to the left crossed the Smoketown Road and followed in pursuit to the ridge, on Mumma's farm, opposite the Dunkard Church.

Location: west side of the Smoketown Road in the East Woods (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

2nd Division, XII Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps
        5th Ohio Infantry
        66th Ohio Infantry
        7th Ohio Infantry
        28th Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps
        3rd Maryland Infantry
        102nd New York Infantry
        111th 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 16710]

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