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First Army Corps

Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division

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

Brigadier General M.R. Patrick, Commanding.
Organization.
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 The 80th New York was withdrawn to support Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery, 130 yards south of Miller's barn, and the 23d was sent to check a movement of the enemy in the fields west of the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.
 
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First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. First Army Corps Marker
Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 110.)
 
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
Federal Tablets on Starke Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Federal Tablets on Starke Avenue
War Department tablets numbers 110 (right) and 113 (left) flank a signpost pointing to Miller's Barn.
Tablets
 
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
 
First Army Corps Marker (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. First Army Corps Marker (Right)
Brig. General Marsena Rudolph Patrick (1811-1888) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Marsena Rudolph Patrick (1811-1888)
Patrick's brigade suffered hundreds of casualties in the Maryland Campaign, seeing action at the battles of South Mountain and Antietam.
The Rocky Ledge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. The Rocky Ledge
This rocky ledge runs north to south on the ground north of the West Woods. In the morning hours of September 17, Patrick's Brigade cleared Confederate skirmishers from this naturally strong defensive feature. Later Patrick's Brigade used the rock formation to their advantage while firing upon Wofford's Brigade in the cornfield.
Advance of Patrick's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
7. Advance of Patrick's Brigade
At daybreak, Patrick's Brigade advanced along the Hagerstown Pike in front of D.R. Miller's house (seen here, the two story house in the center). The line of advance was toward the camera. The 80th New York was on the east side (to the right of this photo) of the Pike. The other regiments were arrayed on the west side. The 35th New York advanced nearly directly toward the camera, with its left flank on the pike. The 21st New York was to it's right. And the 23rd New York was the right most unit in the Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 20 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.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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