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2nd Maryland Infantry

 
 
2nd Maryland Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. 2nd Maryland Infantry Monument
Inscription.
Maryland
2nd Md Infantry
At 9:30 a.m. advanced
on the stone bridge,
defended by Toombs'
Brigade and two batt-
eries on high ground
beyond. Charged to
within 100 yards of the
bridge when, checked
by the severity of
the enemy's fire it took
shelter along the bank
of the stream and was
engaged until 1:30 p.m.
the bridge being carr-
ied it crossed to the
hills and the battle
beyond. Engaged 187. men
loos 18 killed. 48 woun-
ded. 3 missing.

 
Erected 1900 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 27.043′ N, 77° 43.891′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located to the east of stop 9 (Burnside Bridge) of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, along the walking trail east of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. We Showered the Lead Across that Creek (here, next to this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Monuments and Markers at the East End of Burnside Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Monuments and Markers at the East End of Burnside Bridge
On the left, closest to furthest, are the 21st Massachusetts Infantry Monument, 35th Massachusetts Infantry Monument, 2nd Maryland Infantry, and the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry Monuments. On the right are the "Give Us Our Whiskey" and the "Why Burnside Bridge" interpretive markers. In the background is a tablet cluster flanking the 51st New York Infantry Monument.
(a few steps from this marker); Bridge of Destiny (a few steps from this marker); 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Witness to History (a few steps from this marker); Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2nd Maryland Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Maryland Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps. The regiment was commanded by Lt. Col. Eugene Duryea at the battle. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Support for the two 51sts image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. Support for the two 51sts
From the 11th Connecticut Monument looking at the Burnside Bridge. At around 1 p.m. several regiments were arranged to fire on the Confederates in order to suppress their fire while the 51st New York and the 51st Pennsylvania Regiments prepared to rush the bridge. On the left was the 2nd Maryland Infantry, arrayed along the fence. To their right and in the center of the photo was the 21st Massachusetts. On the right of the photo was the 35th Massachusetts.
2nd Maryland Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 2nd Maryland Infantry Monument
2nd Maryland Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
5. 2nd Maryland Infantry Marker
Markers location from atop Burnside Bridge (yellow arrow).
2nd Maryland's View of the Confederate Defenses image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. 2nd Maryland's View of the Confederate Defenses
The Maryland Regiment faced Toombs' Georgians on the high ground on the opposite bank of the Antietam.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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