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

Union Line of Battle

 
 
Union Line of Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Union Line of Battle Marker
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Union Line of Battle

Meade's Division.
First Army Corps.
Pennsylvania Reserves.
Evening of September 16, 1862.

 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.315′ N, 77° 45.043′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Mansfield Avenue and Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the left when traveling east on Mansfield Avenue. 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. First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance
Union Line of Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Union Line of Battle Marker
of this marker); The 7th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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.
 
More about this marker. One of several positional tablets in the series which are lettered, instead of numbered.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Division, I Corps. Meade's division was at the "point" of the Federal morning assault in the northern portion of the battle. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
3rd Division Bivouac image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. 3rd Division Bivouac
The evening before the battle, Meade's division of I Corps moved into the North Woods near this point. Two brigades of the division were stationed roughly along the line of the modern Mansfield Avenue when the battle began on the morning of September 17.
Union Line of Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Union Line of Battle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 3 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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