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First Army Corps

Hoffmann's Brigade, Doubleday's Division

 
 
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. First Army Corps Marker
Inscription.
U.S.A.
First Army Corps.
Hoffmann's Brigade, Doubleday's Division.

Lieut. Col. J. Wm. Hoffman, 56th Penn. Inf., Commanding.
Organization.
7th Indiana Infantry.
76th New York Infantry.
95th New York Infantry.
56th Pennsylvania Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Hoffmann's Brigade was held in support of the Corps Artillery.

About noon it was moved to the left, in support of the artillery of the First and Second Corps.
In the afternoon it was returned to the right where it remained until the close of the battle.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.296′ N, 77° 45.05′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike and Mondell Road, on the right when traveling north on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike. 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. Patrick's Brigade (here, next to this marker); a different marker also
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. First Army Corps Marker
named First Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Union Line of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 300 feet away); The 7th Indiana Infantry (about 800 feet away); 7th Regiment Pennsylvania (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clara Barton (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Clara Barton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps. Hoffman assumed command of the Brigade after Col. William P. Wainwright was wounded at South Mountain, September 14, 1862. Wainwright himself had
Tablets On the West Edge of the North Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Tablets On the West Edge of the North Woods
Three tablets stand near the intersection of Mondell Road and the Dunker Church Road.
assumed command when Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday had taken over the division during the same battle, replacing Brig. Gen. John Porter Hatch who had also been wounded. (Submitted on February 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. J. William Hofmann: Brevet Brigadier General and...Undergarment Manufacturer?. During his four years in uniform, John William Hofmann saw action at most of the major battles of the Civil War’s Eastern Theatre, oftentimes, as at Antietam, in brigade command. Although possessing no formal military training, Hofmann’s performances in battle as well as his own personal bravery won him the accolades of his superior officers. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Army Corps Marker (Center) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. First Army Corps Marker (Center)
Lt. Colonel John William Hofmann (1824-1902) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Lt. Colonel John William Hofmann (1824-1902)
Hoffmann's Brigade in Reserve image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Hoffmann's Brigade in Reserve
While the rest of the division advanced down the western side of the Hagerstown Pike, Hoffmann's Brigade was held back on the south edge of the North Woods, just as the terrain rises here. The Brigade protected the artillery massed in this sector.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 847 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, 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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