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Sixth Army Corps

Brooks’ Brigade, Smith's Division

 
 
Sixth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Sixth Army Corps Marker
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Sixth Army Corps
Brooks' Brigade, Smith's Division

Brig Gen. W.T.H. Brooks, Commanding
Organization
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Vermont Infantry
September 17, 1862

Brooks' Brigade left its camp in Pleasant Valley at 6 a.m., of the 17th, crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford and reached the field about noon. It was ordered to the support of Sedgwick's Division, Second Corps, on the Union right but, before getting into position was ordered to the support of French's Division and formed in Mummas Cornfield, on ground vacated by the 14th Connecticut, its left connecting with French, its right resting on Mumma's Lane, facing south parallel to and about 170 yards from the Bloody Lane.

It was subjected to a galling fire of both artillery and sharp shooters, causing some loss.

It remained in this position until the morning of the 19th.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.267′ N, 77° 44.5′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Bloody Lane, on the left when
Sixth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Sixth Army Corps Marker
traveling east. Click for map. 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. Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); 1st Delaware Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sixth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maryland Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); French's Division, Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away); 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Sixth Army Corps. This marker is included on the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Tablets 73 and 76 Beside Richardson Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Tablets 73 and 76 Beside Richardson Avenue
 

2. The Vermont Brigade. Brook's Brigade, known as the Vermont Brigade, was the 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Division of the VI Corps. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the Sunken Road. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sixth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Sixth Army Corps Marker
The Vermont Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. The Vermont Brigade
Looking northeast from the Sunken Road. Brook's Vermonters occupied ground here, facing south, as the fighting in the mid-day phase in the Sunken Road sector reached a climax.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 23 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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