Inscription. 32nd Reg. Penna. Vol. Inf.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
|1. 3rd Regt. Pennsylvania Monument|
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps.
Arriving on the field on the afternoon of
September 16th, Lieut. Col. John Clark, com'd'g. the
regiment immediately deployed eight companies
When the 2nd Brigade advanced on the morning
of September 17th, the regiment fell into line,
and 600 yards south of this point became
engaged with Hood's Confederate Division.
Number engaged about 200
Casualties at Antietam.
3 companies recruited in Berks Co.
3 companies recruited in Bucks Co.
3 companies recruited in Philadelphia
1 company recruited in Wayne Co.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
|2. Close Up of the Inscription|
Charles City Cross Roads
2nd Bull Run
New River Bridge
Erected 1906 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 29.329′ N, 77° 44.762′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Mansfield Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located just east of the pull off for stop two on the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, the Poffenberger Farm. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Meade's Division, First Army Corps (here, next to this marker); 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Meade's Division, First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 8th Regt. Pennsylvania Reserver Volunteer Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
By Craig Swain
|3. Cluster of Tablets around the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument|
|War Department Tablets (from left to right) 16, 15, 11 and 1 flank the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument along side the northern leg of Mansfield Avenue. The unit bivouac tablet D stands closest to the camera on the left.|
Also see . . .
1. 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Regiment Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. History of the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves. Initially, the regiment was not called into Federal service, as all the slots were filled for the state. Designated a reserve unit, but after the First Manassas, it was activated into Federal service. To avoid confusion with other regiments, it was re-designated the 32nd Pennsylvania Infantry. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Resource Page for the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 650 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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