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Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps

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

Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

Slocum's Division followed Smith's in its march from near Crampton's Pass on the morning of the 17th, and, upon reaching the field, occupied the ground from which Smith was just advancing: Torbert's Brigade in the center on either side of this road; Newton's Brigade on the right connecting with Hancock, and Bartlett's Brigade on the left extending beyond the Cemetery and into the low ground between Mumma's and Roulette's. Beyond supporting the Artillery the division was not actively engaged.

It suffered slight loss from artillery fire and remained in position until the morning of the 19th.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.781′ N, 77° 44.564′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Smoketown Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps Marker
of this marker. First New Jersey Brigade (here, next to this marker); Sixth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Batteries A and C 4th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps. This marker is included on the East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Slocum's division Markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Division, VI Corps. The Division was heavily engaged at the Battle of Crampton's Gap on South Mountain a few days before Antietam. But at Antietam, as indicated on the marker text, was only lightly involved. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Three War Department Tablets and a First New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Three War Department Tablets and a First New Jersey Brigade Monument
 

3. East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the East Woods. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Henry Warner Slocum. Henry Warner Slocum (September 24, 1827 – April 14, 1894), was a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York. During the war, he was one of the youngest major generals in the Army and fought numerous major battles in the Eastern Theater and in Georgia and the Carolinas. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps Marker<br>First Tablet From the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps Marker
First Tablet From the Right
Major General Henry Warner Slocum (1827-1894) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Major General Henry Warner Slocum (1827-1894)
Slocum's division was kept in reserve by General McClellan and suffered slight losses.
Slocum's Division Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Slocum's Division Position
Looking southwest on the Smoketown Road from near the marker position. The Division stood astride the road, on ground contested heavily earlier in the day. The spire of the New York State monument, near the Visitors Center, is on the horizon. Confederate artillery remained in positions west of the Hagerstown Pike, dueling with Federal artillery placed in the fields near the marker location, where Slocum's division stood in support.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 6 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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