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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 55

Gordon's Brigade, Williams' Division

9 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. 2.)
   Immediately after the withdrawl of Gordon's Brigade to the East Woods, after being relieved by Sedgwick's Division, it was ordered to the support of that Division in the West Woods.

The 13th New Jersey and 2nd Massachusetts advanced into this road - the former north and the latter south of this point - where they encountered such a destructive fire from the enemy that they were compelled to retire to the East Woods. Later in the day, the 13th New Jersey advanced into the woods west of the Dunkard Church and took position on the right of Greene's Division.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike, just south of Cornfield Avenue (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 16708]

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