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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 52

Stainrook's Brigade, Greene's Division

9 AM 17 September to 12 PM 17 September

Col. Henry J. Stainrook, 109th Penn. Infantry, Commanding. Organization.
3rd Maryland Infantry
102nd New York Infantry
111th Pennsylvania Infantry

(September 17, 1862.)
   After the Confederate right flank had been turned, Stainrook's Brigade pursued through the East Woods, crossed the fields to the left of the burned out buildings of the Mumma farm, and halted behind the ridge a few yards east of this point where with the assistance of Monroe's and Tompkins' Rhode Island Batteries, it protected the right of French's Division of the Second Corps, and repulsed several assaults of the enemy. About 10:30 A. M. the Brigade crossed this road and entered the woods on the left of the Dunkard Church, its left on the road directly opposite this tablet where it remained until noon when it was compelled to retire to the East Woods.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    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 16715]

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