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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 51

Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps

9 AM 17 September to 12 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. George. S. Greene, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Greene's Division, having turned the enemy's right in the East Woods, advanced against the Confederate Infantry north and east of this point, which retired to the woods west of the Hagerstown Pike. Greene pressed forward in pursuit through the East Woods and across Mumma's fields to the ridge a few yards east of this point, where he halted to replenish ammunition. With the assistance of Monroe's, Thompkins' and Owens' Rhode Island, Knap's Pennsylvania, and Edgell's New Hampshire Batteries, he repulsed several assaults of the enemy. About 10 A. M. he crossed this road and advanced into the woods beyond the Dunkard Church which he held until noon, when he was compelled to retire to the East Woods, where he formed line in support of the Sixth Corps.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike opposite the Dunkard Church (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 16712]

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