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Old Vermont Brigade

 
 
Old Vermont Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Old Vermont Brigade Monument
Inscription.
1861 ——— 1865
Brig. Gen. W. T. H. Brooks
Second Division, Sixth Corps

Second Regiment
Major James H. Walbridge.

Third Regiment
Major Thomas O. Seaver.

Fourth Regiment
Lieut. Col. Chas. B. Stroughton.

Fifth Regiment
Colonel Lewis A. Grant

Sixth Regiment
Major Oscar S. Tuttle.

Vermont

 
Location. 39° 28.362′ N, 77° 44.587′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Mummas Lane, on the right when traveling south. 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. I Found the Enemy in Great Force (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); 1st Delaware Volunteers (about 700 feet away); Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades (about 700 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (about 700 feet away); Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps (about 700 feet away); 5th Md. Vet. Vol. Infy. (about
Old Vermont Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Old Vermont Brigade Monument
700 feet away); 5th Maryland Infantry (about 800 feet away); Longstreet's Command (about 800 feet away); French's Division, Second Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Old Vermont Brigade. 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. Vermont Units at Antietam
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Vermont Brigade Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps. The Vermont Brigade is one of the Army of the Potomac's most storied units. (Submitted on February 22, 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.) 

4. William T.H. Brooks
Looking North on Mummas Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Looking North on Mummas Lane
The Brooks', otherwise known as the Vermont, Brigade defended this section north of the Sunken Road in the afternoon of the battle, with their right flank anchored about where the monument is located today. This view is looking at the monument from the intersection of Mumma's Lane and Richardson Avenue.
. William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks (January 28, 1821 – July 19, 1870) was a career military officer in the United States Army, serving as a major general during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Old Vermont Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Old Vermont Brigade Monument
Major General William T.H. Brooks (1821-1870) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Major General William T.H. Brooks (1821-1870)
At the Battle of Antietam, Brooks's brigade was mainly in reserve, although under "galling fire of both artillery and sharpshooters" for 48 hours.
Looking South down Mumma's Lane at the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. Looking South down Mumma's Lane at the Monument
The monument stands near seam between the Vermont Brigade and Irwin's Brigade as both defended this sector during the afternoon. The Vermont Brigade extended their line from the road here off to the left, covering the ground in front of the Sunken Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 718 times since then. 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, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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