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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Twelfth Army Corps

Goodrich's Brigade, Green's Division

 
 
Goodrich's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Goodrich's Brigade Tablet
The tablet misspelled the Division commander's name, General George Greene.
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Twelfth Army Corps.
Goodrich's Brigade, Green's Division,

Col. W.B. Goodrich, 60th New York, Commanding.
Organization.
3d Delaware Infantry, 60th New York Infantry,
Purnell Legion, Maryland Infantry, 78th New York Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)

Goodrich's Brigade was detached from its Division, when east of Joseph Poffenberger's and ordered to the assistance of Doubleday's Division. It crossed the Hagerstown Pike near Miller's, formed in the north part of the West Woods and on the open ground east of them and, supported by Patrick's Brigade, advanced in the direction of Dunkard Church. When nearing this point it was stubbornly resisted by the enemy, posted in the point of woods immediately southwest of this, Colonel Goodrich was mortally wounded, the loss in the Brigade was heavy and it was obliged to retire.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 113.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.839′ N, 77° 45.029′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Starke Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Twelfth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Twelfth Army Corps Marker
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. First 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. Follow Goodrich's Brigade by Tablets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps. Lt. Col. Jonathan Austin replaced Col. Goodrich
Federal Tablets on Starke Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Federal Tablets on Starke Avenue
War Department tablets numbers 110 (right) and 113 (left) flank a signpost pointing to Miller's Barn.
after the later was wounded. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Col. William Bingham Goodrich. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Twelfth Army Corps Marker (Left) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Twelfth Army Corps Marker (Left)
Col. William Bingham Goodrich (1821-1862) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Col. William Bingham Goodrich (1821-1862)
On horseback, Goodrich led his men into the West Woods, but was struck down a short time later. A bullet entered his chest and traveled down into his stomach, severing an artery along the way. He was helped up and exclaimed: "My God! I am hit!," and then fell into a state of unconsciousness form which he never recovered.
Goodrich's Brigade Supports Patrick's image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Goodrich's Brigade Supports Patrick's
Looking west from near the marker location over the ledge. Goodrich's Brigade was detached from the division and moved around the North Woods, then down the Hagerstown Pike. Near D.R. Miller's barn, the Brigade moved into the north side of the West Woods, in the low ground here. The Brigade fell back from here to the North Woods after Sedgwick's Division was repulsed.
Goodrich's Brigade in the West Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
7. Goodrich's Brigade in the West Woods
Looking from Starke Avenue into the northern edge of the West Woods. Goodrich's Brigade advanced into the woods at this point, and was among the mass of Federal units in the woods when struck by the Confederate counter attacks.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 18 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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