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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 54

Gordon's Brigade, Williams' Division

6 AM 17 September to 10 AM 17 September

Brig. Gen. George H. Gordon, Commanding. Organization.
2nd Massachusetts Infantry,
3rd Wisconsin Infantry
27th Indiana Infantry
13th New Jersey Infantry
107th New York Infantry
Zouaves D'Afrique, Pennsylvania

(September 17, 1862 No. 1.)
   Gordon's Brigade formed line at daybreak on the Hoffman farm and advanced in a southerly direction in support of Hooker's Corps.

The 107th New York was detached to support Cothran's Battery and the 13th New Jersey was held in reserve. The Brigade formed on either side of Ransom's Battery on the high ground due east of D. R. Miller's, where it repulsed an assault of Hood's Division and its support and, moving south through the Cornfield, changed front to the right and took position behind the ridge parallel to the Hagerstown Pike, where it remained until it was relieved by the advance of Sedgwick's Division and withdrawn to the East Woods.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike at the Cornfield (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        6th Alabama Infantry
    3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps
        27th Indiana Infantry
        2nd Massachusetts Infantry
        13th New Jersey Infantry
        Collis' (PA) Independent Company
        3rd Wisconsin 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 16707]

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