Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division
Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division
Colonel Van H. Manning, 3d Arkansas Infantry, Commanding.
3d Arkansas Infantry 48th North Carolina Infantry
27th North Carolina Infantry 30th Virginia Infantry
46th North Carolina Infantry French's (Va.) Battery
Manning's Brigade reached Sharpsburg on the afternoon of September 16, and was held in reserve until daybreak of the 17th, when it took position opposite Snavely's Ford on the Antietam, one and a half miles from town. Between 8 and 9 A.M. it moved to the left and supported McLaws in his attack on the enemy in the West Woods. Arriving on the rise of ground 300 yards west of this point, 3d Arkansas and 27th North Carolina formed to hold the open space between the West Woods and the left of D. H. Hill's Division east of this road. The remainder of the Brigade advancing on the right of Ransom's Brigade to and beyond the road at the Dunkard Church, where it was repulsed. The 3d Arkansas and 27th North Carolina co-operated in expelling Greene's Division from the woods about the Church, after which they crossed the road and advanced through the fields to the east, but were repulsed and resumed their original position and were not again engaged.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.301′ N, 77° 44.731′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65) and Richardson Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Hagerstown Pike. Click for map. Located just short of the entrance to the Antietam National Battlefield Park visitors center. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades (about 600 feet away); O.T. Reilly Monument (about 700 feet away); D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command (about 700 feet away); Old Vermont Brigade (about 800 feet away); The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield Namesake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twelfth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
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Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Manning's Brigade War Department Markers
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Walker's Brigade. The Brigade is often called by its original commander's name. When General John G. Walker moved up to command the Division, Manning was placed in command. Manning was wounded during this battle and the Brigade command fell to Col. E.D. Hall of the 46th North Carolina Infantry. However, Hall was unable gather control of the scattered brigade. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 27th North Carolina Infantry. An account of the regiment's actions at Antietam, including a discussion of the charge deep into the Federal lines. (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Van H. Manning. Vannoy Hartrog (Van) Manning (July 26, 1839 – November 3, 1892) was an attorney, an officer in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War, reaching the rank of colonel; and a politician. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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