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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 61

Ewing's Brigade, Kanawha Division

6 PM 16 September to 5 PM 17 September

Col. Hugh Ewing, 30th Ohio Infantry, Commanding.
12th, 23d, and 30th Ohio Infantry,
McMullin's Battery, Ohio Light Artillery

(September 16-17, 1862.)
   On the evening of September 16th, Ewing's Brigade formed line under cover of the ridge east of the Antietam, and southeast of the Burnside Bridge. On the morning of the 17th it followed the left bank of the Antietam to Snavely's Ford where it crossed and moving up the right bank of the stream until nearly abreast the bridge, advanced in support of Rodman's Division over the hills and ravines to this point where it met and temporarily checked the advance of A.P. Hill's Division. Its left having been turned by the enemy, it fell back to the cover of the rolling ground east of this tablet.

Location: east side of Branch Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps
        12th Ohio Infantry
        23rd Ohio Infantry
        30th Ohio Infantry
        Ohio Light Artillery, First Battery
        Gilmore's Company, West Virginia Cavalry
        Harrison's company, West Virginia Cavalry

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 16862]

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