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1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac

 
 
1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac Marker
Inscription.
U.S.A.
On the night of September 16, 1862, three regiments of Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division bivouacked in the North Woods, a few feet south of this point in support Seymour's skirmishers; one regiment was in second line, in the open ground north of this road.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number D.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.329′ N, 77° 44.768′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Mansfield Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located just east of the pull off for stop two on the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, the Poffenberger Farm. 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 (here, next to this marker); 3rd Regt. Pennsylvania (a few steps from this marker); Meade's Division, First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Meade's Division, First Army Corps (a few
1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac Marker
steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Regt. Pennsylvania Reserver Volunteer Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Barton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Clara Barton (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac. Title of this marker is based on the Trailhead Graphics, Inc. map of the Antietam National Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Magilton's Brigade. The brigade saw action days earlier at the Battle of South Mountain around Turner's Gap. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Cluster of Tablets around the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Cluster of Tablets around the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument
War Department Tablets (from left to right) 16, 15, 11 and 1 flank the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument along side the northern leg of Mansfield Avenue. The unit bivouac tablet D stands closest to the camera on the left.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac Marker<br>First From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac Marker
First From the Left
Magilton's Brigade Bivouac area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Magilton's Brigade Bivouac area
From the tour stop looking east down Mansfield Avenue. Most of the brigade spent the night in the North Woods, which stood on the right side of the road. Those three regiments were the 3rd, 4th, and 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiments. The 8th Pennsylvania Reserves was held off the main line, in the low ground to the right of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 2 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.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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