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Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades

 
 
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades

(September 17, 1862)

After the repulse of the Confederate Line in the East Woods and Cornfield north of the Smoketown Road in the morning of the 17th, parts of the Brigades of Colquitt and Garland rallied in the sunken road at this point, their right connecting with Rodes, their left resting on the Hagerstown Pike. They co-operated with Rodes in repelling the advance of French's Division, Second Corps, and in co-operating with detachments of McLaws' and Walker's Divisions, crossed this road and attacked the right flank of French's Division but were repulsed. In the afternoon parts of the two brigades were collected at Sharpsburg and moved out on the Boonsboro Pike in support of Evan's Brigade in its resistance to the advance of a portion of the Fifth Army Corps.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 365.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.25′ N, 77° 44.617′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Bloody Lane west of Maryland Highway 65, on the right when traveling east. Click for map
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker
. 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. Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command (about 600 feet away); 1st Delaware Volunteers (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 600 feet away); Old Vermont Brigade (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Sixth Army Corps (about 700 feet away); 5th Maryland Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades War Tablets
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Colquitt's Brigade. Summary of the brigade's organization, with links to maps and official reports. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Marker Along Richardson Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Marker Along Richardson Avenue
 

3. Garland's Brigade. After Brig. Gen. Garland was killed in action at South Mountain on September 14, Col. Duncan Kirkland McRae assumed command, leading the brigade through the battle of Antietam. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker
Colquitt's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. Colquitt's Brigade Position
After advancing to the Mumma Farm early in the morning, then being rushed into the Cornfield fight, Colquitt's Brigade reformed along the road here facing to the north. The brigade was in this position around 9 a.m. when French's Division attacked the Sunken Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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