Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Army Corps
Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division
First Army Corps.
Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division.
Lieut. Col. Robert Anderson, 9th Penn. Reserve,
9th Pennsylvania Reserves, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves,
10th Pennsylvania Reserves, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves.
(September 17, 1862.)
Anderson's Brigade advanced from this point about 6/30 a.m., in support of Gibbon's, Phelps' and Patrick's Brigades of Doubleday's Division. Midway between the North Woods and the D.R. Miller house, the 10th Regiment was sent to the west about 700 yards to protect the flank of the Union line against a threatened advance of the enemy. The three remaining regiments became engaged with the enemy in the north edge of the cornfield south of the Miller house.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 24.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 29.318′ N, 77° 45′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Mansfield Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located to the west of stop two of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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); Patrick's Brigade (about 300 feet away); The 7th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 7th Regiment Pennsylvania (about 700 feet away); Clara Barton (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Clara Barton (about 800 feet away); The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Anderson's Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps Tablets
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps. Lt. Col. Anderson assumed command of this four regiment brigade of Pennsylvania reserves when Col. Thomas F. Gallagher was wounded on September 14 at the battle of South Mountain. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Private Samuel Johnson - Medal of Honor. Johnson, of company G, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves, received the Medal of Honor for seizing the colors of the 1st Texas Infantry Regiment. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Robert Anderson. Robert Anderson (June 14, 1805 – October 26, 1871) was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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