Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Army Corps
Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division
First Army Corps.
Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division.
Col A.L. Magilton, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves,
(September 17, 1862.)
Magilton's Brigade advanced from the North Woods about 6:30 a.m. and, passing a few yards east of D.R. Miller's House, formed line on the left of Anderson's Brigade. A part of the Brigade, supported by the 124th Pennsylvania, of the Twelfth Corps, engaged the enemy in the north edge of the Cornfield. Soon after, the Brigade was ordered to the left to the assistance of Seymour and Ricketts in and in front of the East Woods. While in motion by the left flank about 75 feet north of the Cornfield, the Brigade was fiercely assailed by the Confederates. The assault was checked by the timely arrival and assistance of Williams' Division, Twelfth Corps, after which the Brigade was withdrawn to the fields northeast of Joseph Poffenberger's.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.966′ N, 77° 44.945′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Click for map. Located just south of the D.R. Miller Farm House. 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. A different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twelfth Army Corps (about 300 feet away); Battery B, 4th United States Artillery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 600 feet away); Indiana State Monument (about 700 feet 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. Magilton's Brigade Tablets
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps. Magilton's (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Col. Albert Lewis Magilton. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Col. Albert Lewis Magilton Official Report. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Out of Place Tablet
The location of this tablet seems to be out of place, referencing action that took place nearly a quarter-mile away, closer to Mansfield Avenue. This illustrates one of the complications of the study of the battle, particularly when using the War Department tablets as guides. Since the battlefield was originally little more than right of ways through the farm lands, those erecting monuments and markers did not have access to the precise point where a particular unit fought. Instead, the inscriptions often mention distances and directions away from the markers to key the reader.
— Submitted March 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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