Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fifth Army Corps
Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry
Fifth Army Corps.
Second (9 Cos.) and Tenth (3 Cos.) U.S. Infantry,
Lieut. John S. Poland, 2nd U.S. Infantry, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.
About noon of the 17th, the Battalion of the Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam and moved to the support of the horse batteries on the left (south) side of the Boonsboro Pike. After the withdrawal of these batteries, Poland deployed the entire battalion as skirmishers and under a heavy fire of canister and musketry, advanced to this point (Sherrick's Lane), his right resting on the Boonsboro Pike, his line extending to the left, along the lane fence, in the direction of Sherrick's House, on the road to Burnside Bridge. In this position he engaged the skirmishers of Garnett's Brigade, his right advancing some distance beyond the farm lane and driving the enemy's cannoneers from their guns on Cemetery Hill.
While thus engaged the 17th Michigan and the skirmishers of Willcox's Division, came up and relieved the left of his line, and the First Battalion, 14th U.S. Infantry formed about 210 yards in rear of his right.
Poland assembled his skirmishers on the center, and the battalion of the 14th U.S. Infantry threw forward skirmishers on the right of the line.
His ammunition being exhausted, Poland withdrew to the cover
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 77.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.667′ N, 77° 44.166′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Rodman Avenue, on the left when traveling south. 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 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); 50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
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Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 2nd and 10th U.S. Infantry Regiments, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps. The rolls of the 2nd Regiment include 1st Sgt Daniel W. Burke who earned the Medal of Honor for attempting to spike an artillery piece at Botelor's Ford a few days after the Battle of Antietam. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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