Maj. Gen. James Longstreet, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.
Early in the day several brigades of this command were sent to the vicinity of the Dunkard Church in support of Jackson's Command.
At about 9:15 a.m. French's Division, and shortly thereafter Richardson's Division of Federal Infantry, assaulted the position occupied by a portion of this command at the Bloody Lane. The fighting at this point, which was of a desperate character, involving heavy losses on both sides, ceased early in the afternoon.
Between 1 and 3 p.m. the position of D.R. Jones' Division, covering the Burnside Bridge, was assaulted and finally carried by the Ninth Corps.
At about 3 p.m. Jones' Division, assisted by A.P. Hill's Division of Jackson's Command, succeeded in checking the advance of the enemy.