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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 60

Crook's Brigade, Kanawha Division

6 PM 16 September to 5 PM 17 September

Col. George Crook, 36th Ohio Infantry, Commanding.
11th, 28th and 36th Ohio Infantry,
Simmonds' (Ky.) Battery

(September 16-17, 1862.)
   On the evening of September 16th Crook's Brigade formed line on the ridge east of the Antietam, and north of the Burnside Bridge.

On the morning of the 17th, preceded by the 11th Connecticut of Harland's Brigade as skirmishers, it attempted to carry the bridge but failed. About 2 P.M., five companies of the 28th Ohio crossed the stream at a ford 250 yards north of the bridge and advanced to the rising ground east of the Sharpsburg Road. The remainder of the Brigade crossed the bridge and moved up the road about 350 yards, when the united Brigade advanced over the high ground west of the road and supported the left of Willcox's Division. It assisted in checking A.P. Hill's advance but, the left of the line having been turned, it was obliged to withdraw to the cover of the ridge south and east of this line. This tablet marks the center of the advance position of the Brigade.

Location: east side of Branch Avenue near the Burnside Bridge Road (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps
        Schambeck's Company, Chicago Dragoons
        Kentucky Light Artillery, Simmonds' Battery
        11th Ohio Infantry
        28th Ohio Infantry
        36th Ohio 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 16861]

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