Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Army Corps
Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division
First Army Corps,
Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division,
Brigadier General M.R. Patrick, Commanding.
21st, 23d, 35th and 80th New York Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)
Early in the morning of the 17th, Patrick's Brigade advanced through the North Woods and field east of the Hagerstown Pike and into Miller's cornfield in support of Gibbon's Brigade. When Gibbon's right deployed on the plateau and in the woods west of the Pike, Patrick crossed the Pike 230 yards north of this and entered the West Woods in support. The 80th New York was withdrawn to support Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery, 130 yards south of Miller's barn, and the 23d was sent to check a movement of the enemy in the fields west of the West Woods. The 21st and 35th, in close support of Gibbon's right, swept through the West Woods, swung to the left and, coming into position behind this ledge, struck the left flank of the enemy, while charging the battery, driving them in the direction of the Dunkard Church and east of the Pike. Rejoined by the 23d, the line advanced to the Pike but was forced back to this ledge, which was held until, attacked on the right flank, it was compelled to retire to the cover of Miller's barn and the rock ledges south and west of it.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.84′ N, 77° 45.028′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Starke Avenue, 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 500 feet away); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 500 feet away); Aftermath Along the Hagerstown Turnpike (about 600 feet away); Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 600 feet away); Battery B, 4th United States Artillery (about 600 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. Patrick's Brigade
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps. General Patrick became the Provost Marshall for the Army of the Potomac after the Antietam Campaign. His last wartime command was of the Richmond Garrison, at the close of the war. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Marsena R. Patrick. Marsena Rudolph Patrick (March 15, 1811 – July 27, 1888) was a college president and an officer in the United States Army, serving as a general in the Union volunteer forces during the American Civil War. He was the provost marshal for the Army of the Potomac in many of its campaigns. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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