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, 10th,11th, and 12th Pennsylvania Reserves.
(September 17, 1862.)
Anderson's Brigade advanced from the North Woods about 6:30 a.m. in support of Doubleday's Division engaged on either side of the road south of this point. Midway between the North Woods and D.R. Miller's, the 10th regiment crossed the road moving west about 700 yards became engaged with the enemy's skirmishers and the artillery of Stuart's cavalry command. The three remaining regiments formed line with the right resting on the road at this point. A charge of the enemy to the north edge of the cornfield was repulsed and the Brigade advanced to the cornfield. The 9th Regiment going through the corn to its south edge, the center and left about midway into the corn, when it was checked by the advance of a Confederate line and fell back, after which Anderson withdrew to the North Woods, where he was rejoined by the 10th Regiment and served as a reallying point for Sedgwick's Division, Second Corps. The Brigade then moved to the rear of the high ground north of Joseph Poffenberger's.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.934′ N, 77° 44.931′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located 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. Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 4th United States Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 400 feet away); Indiana State Monument (about 500 feet away); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Related markers. 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 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps. Anderson's Brigade was part of Meade's Division of Pennsylvania Reserves. (Submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 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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