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Fifth Army Corps

First Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry

 
 
14th U.S. Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 14th U.S. Infantry Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Fifth Army Corps
First Battalion (8 Cos), Fourteenth U.S. Infantry

Captain W. Harvey Brown, 14th U.S. Infantry, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

At 3 p.m. of the 17th, the First Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam at the middle bridge and advanced on the Boonsboro Pike; until it reached the point where the Bloody Lane enters the Pike, (200 yards east of this), where the battalion was posted on the left (south) of the Pike as a reserve to the 4th U.S. Infantry.

At dusk companies F. and G. deployed as skirmishers, advanced to this lane, formed on the right of the Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry, and engaged the Confederate skirmishers in the edge of the cornfield in front.

The battalion was withdrawn at dusk and recrossed the Antietam.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.702′ N, 77° 44.159′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Rodman Avenue and Boonsboro Pike (Maryland Highway 34), on the left when traveling south
Fifth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Fifth Army Corps Marker
on Rodman Avenue. Click for map. 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. A different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth United States Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twelfth United States Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Rodman Avenue Virtual Tour by Markers set.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Battalion, 14th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Capt. W. Harvey Brown's Official Report, September 24, 1862
Fifth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. Fifth Army Corps Marker
. (Submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tablet Number 79 along Rodman Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Tablet Number 79 along Rodman Avenue
Fifth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. Fifth Army Corps Marker
Regulars on a Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Regulars on a Skirmish Line
The 14th U.S. Infantry deployed from the low ground here south of the Boonsboro Pike to establish a skirmish line during the final phases of the battle.
The 1st Battalion's Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. The 1st Battalion's Skirmish Line
Looking west from the tablet location. The modern Boonsboro Pike runs on the right side of the photo. Skirmishers from the 1st Battalion, 14th U.S. Infantry deployed across the foreground here to confront Confederates on the high ground in the distance. Today the National Cemetery covers the positions used by Confederates from Garnett's Brigade and various artillery batteries.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   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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