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

Army of Northern Virginia

General Robert E. Lee, Commanding

 

—September 17, 1862 —

 
Army of Northern Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Army of Northern Virginia Marker
Inscription.
At about 6 a.m. Jackson became heavily engaged in resisting an attempt of Hooker's Corps of the Army of the Potomac to turn the left flank of the Confederate Army. About 7 a.m. the attempt was renewed by Mansfield's Corps. About 9 a.m. a third attempt was made by Sedgwick's Division of Sumner's Corps. Between 9:15 and 11 a.m. French's and Richardson's Division of Sumner's Corps assaulted and at noon finally carried the Confederate position in the Sunken Road. Between 9 a.m. and noon several attacks were made on the Confederate right at the Burnside Bridge but without success. An attack at 1 p.m. was successful and the troops of the Ninth Corps obtained a lodgment on the plateau overlooking the Burnside Bridge. From this position at about 3 p.m. an assault was directed against the heights overlooking the town, which was checked by the arrival of A.P. Hill's Division from Harper's Ferry.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 302.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.173′ N, 77° 44.174′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Richardson Avenue, on the
Army of Northern Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Army of Northern Virginia Marker
left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at a tablet cluster near the Sunken Road next to the observation tower, stop eight on the driving tour of Antietam. 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 Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); September 17, 1862 (Continued) (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named September 17, 1862 (Continued) (here, next to this marker); September 17, 1862 (a few steps from this marker); September 16, 1862 (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery (a few steps from this marker); Major General Israel B. Richardson (a few steps from this marker); Irish Brigade (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. One of three tablets erected at this location to describe the activities of the Army of Northern Virginia from September 15-17, 1862.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Tablet Cluster next to the Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Tablet Cluster next to the Observation Tower
 

2. General James Longstreet's Report. Official report of the campaign from General Longstreet. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. General Thomas J. Jackson's Report. Official report of the battle from General Jackson. Note the report was not filed until April 1863. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Army of Northern Virginia Marker<br>Second From the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Army of Northern Virginia Marker
Second From the Right
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 24 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. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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