Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
8th Regt. Pennsylvania Reserver Volunteer Corps
(At the base of the front):
37th Regiment of the Line
(Inscription on the Back):
Major Silas M. Baily.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Div., 1st Corps.
Advanced about 800 yards south and became
engaged with Hood's Confederate Division.
Loss at Antietam.
Killed 12, Wounded 44.
Mechanicsville, Va. June 26th, 1862.
Gaines Mills, Va. June 27th, 1862.
Charles City Cross Roads, Va. June 30th, 1862.
Malvern Hill, Va. July 1st, 1862.
Second Bull Run, Va. Aug. 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1862.
South Mountain, Md. Sept. 14th, 1862.
Antietam, Md. Sept. 16th and 17th, 1862.
Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13th, 1862.
Wilderness, Va. May 5th to 17th,
Spotsylvania, Va. May 5th to 17th, 1864.
Co. A Armstrong County. Co. B Dauphin County.
Co. C & E Allegheny County. Co. D & G Fayette County.
Co. F Bedford County. Co. H Clarion County.
Co. K Washington County. Co. I Green County.
Mustered into United STates Service July 29th, 1861
At Meridan Hill, D.C.
Mustered out at Pittsburg May 24th, 1864.
Total enlistment, 1062. Killed and died of wounds 158.
Total killed and wounded 490. Captured and missing 147.
Died of disease and accidents in prison 68.
Erected 1906 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 29.325′ N, 77° Click for map. Located just east of the pull off for stop two on the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, the Poffenberger Farm, where Mansfield Avenue turns south. 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); Meade's Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Meade's Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Regt. Pennsylvania (within First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand (about 400 feet away); Clara Barton (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Clara Barton (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. 8th Pennslyvania Reserves Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. History of the 8th Pennsylvania Reserves. Initially, the regiment was not called into Federal service, as all the slots were filled for the state. Designated a reserve unit, but after the First Manassas, it was activated into Federal service. To avoid confusion with other regiments, it was re-designated the 37th Pennsylvania Infantry. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Resource Page for the 8th Pennsylvania Reserves. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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