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First Army Corps

Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division

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

Lieut. Col. Robert Anderson, 9th Penn. Reserve,
Commanding.
Organization.
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.)
Anderson's Brigade Tablet South of D.R. Miller's House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Anderson's Brigade Tablet South of D.R. Miller's House
The left flank of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves guided on the Hagerstown Pike, facing south (to the right of the camera angle) parallel to the road. The 9th continued south to near the location of the Indiana State Monument.

 
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.
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. First Army Corps Marker
Click here for a 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
 
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. First Army Corps Marker
Brig. General Robert Anderson (1805-1871) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Robert Anderson (1805-1871)
Anderson's Brigade Limit of Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
6. Anderson's Brigade Limit of Advance
From the Indiana State Monument looking north at the Cornfield. The 9th Regiment reached the south fence row of the field in the foreground. The 11th and 12th Regiments halted near the center of the field to the right.
Signposts Near the Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. Signposts Near the Tablet
Just a few steps north are two signposts pointing out landmarks of the battle. The sign to the left points "To position of 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, 7 to 8 a.m., September 17, 1862, 700 yards." On the right, the sign indicates the northwest corner of Miller's Cornfield.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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