Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps
Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps,
Brig. Gen. Geo. S. Greene, Commanding,
(September 17, 1862.)
Tyndale's and Stainrook's Brigades of Greene's Division formed line about 8 a.m., a short distance beyond the East Woods and, advancing to their eastern edge, struck the right of the Confederate line at and north of this point, turned it after a short and sharp contest and compelled the Confederate forces north of the Smoketown Road and east of the Hagerstown Pike to withdraw to the West Woods and the fields south of the Smoketown Road. Moving obliquely to the left the two brigades - Tyndale on the right and Stainrook on the left - crossed the Smoketown Road and followed in pursuit to the ridge on Mumma's Farm east of the Dunkard Church.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 117.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.881′ N, 77° 44.514′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the pull off for stop three of the driving tour of Antietam
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The East Woods (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Army Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); First New Jersey Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 600 feet away); U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away); Battery B (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Regarding Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. This marker is included on the East Woods 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. Greene's Division markers.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Batlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 2nd Division, XII Corps. The arrival Greene's three brigade division broke the Confederate line in this sector, and caused a shift of the fighting to the West Woods and Dunker Church area. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the East Woods. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. George S. Greene. George Sears Greene (May 6, 1801 – January 28, 1899) was a civil engineer and a Union general during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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