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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1st Delaware Volunteers

 
 
Delaware Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Delaware Monument
Inscription.
Delaware
1st Delaware Volunteers
Colonel John W. Andrews
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps
On the morning of Sept. 17, 1862
this regiment crossed Antietam Creek
forming right of first line of French's
Division. Advanced with heavy skirmishing
through Roulette Farm and became fiercely
engaged immediately in front of Sunken
Road. Withdrew to stronger position 100 yards
north of here.
8 of the 10 company commanders and entire
color-guard killed or wounded
Losses
Officers Men
Killed 3 26
Wounded 10 172
Missing - 17
Total 230 of 708 engaged

Erected by the
Delaware Civil War Centennial Commission
May 26, 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Deleware Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 28.28′ N, 77° 44.492′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Bloody Lane, on the left when 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. Sixth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this
1st Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 1st Delaware Marker
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding 1st Delaware Volunteers. 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Delaware Monuments at Antietam
 
Also see . . .
Delaware Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Delaware Monument

1. 1st Delaware Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Delaware Brigade. Led by Col. John W. Andrews, the regiment boasted four Medal of Honor awards. One was issued for action at Antietam - 2nd Lieutenant Charles B. Tanner who saved the colors while the regiment was engaged near the Sunken Road (foreground of photo 3). The other three were awarded for actions at Gettysburg in 1863. (Submitted on February 18, 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
 
1st Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 1st Delaware Marker
1st Delaware Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. 1st Delaware Position
Initially the Regiment advanced down on the Sunken Road from the north (directly toward the camera). Their left flank was generally at the right edge of the photo here. The regiment's right flank was anchored on the Mumma's Farm Lane (distant left of photo) After pressing the Confederates holding the Sunken Road (modern day Richardson Avenue at this section), the 1st Delaware fell back to a slight spur to the north (about 120 yards based on pace counts). The depression formed by the spur is seen here where the Mummas Lane boundary fence drops out of sight in the center of the photo. In the distance is the park visitors center and the spire of the New York State monument.

The cannon on the distant ridge line represent the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A (Thompkins' Battery) which moved up to fire on the Confederates. The battery expended over 1,000 rounds of ammunition during the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 18 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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