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

48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

 
 
48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
The statue atop the monument is General Nagle.
Inscription.
(Front Inscription):
48th Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry

1st Brigade 2nd Division 9th Corps
Location 385 yards south 70 degrees east
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Casualties at Antietam
Killed 8
Wounded 51
Missing 1
Total 60
Organized August September 1861
Mustered out July 17th 1865
Recruited in Schuylkill County
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Battles Participated in
Newbern - Spotsylvania
Second Bull Run - North Anna
Chantilly - Totopotomy
South Mountain - Bethesda Church
Antietam - Cold Harbor
Fredericksburg - Petersburg
Blue Springs - Weldon Rail Road
Campbell's Station - Poplar Spring Church
Siege of Knoxville - Boydton Plank Road
Wilderness - Assault on Petersburg
Dug Petersburg Mine
Commenced June 25 - Exploded June 30 1864

(Rear Inscription):
James Nagle
Organizer and first
Colonel of this regiment
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Received
Inscription on the Front of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Inscription on the Front of the Monument
commission as
Brigadier General of Volunteers
on the battlefield of Antietam
September 17, 1862
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Captain
Company B 1st Penna. Regiment
War with Mexico
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Colonel
6th, 48th, 39th, 149th Regiments
Penna. Volunteers
War of the Rebellion
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Born April 5th 1822
Died April 22d 1866

 
Erected 1904 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 27.056′ N, 77° 44.405′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Durellís Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Close Up of Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Close Up of Rear Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); Branch's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away); Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Note the Sword Has Been Restored image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Note the Sword Has Been Restored
 

2. 48th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps. The Regiment was commanded by Lt. Col. Joshua K. Sigfried at the battle. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. A Monumental Task. The statue of General Nagle is missing a piece. A sword once hung from the subject's belt (see photos on the site). This blog writer has a project to restore the sword. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. James Nagle. James Nagle (April 5, 1822 – August 22, 1866) was an officer in the United States Army in both the Mexican War and the Civil War. During the latter conflict, he recruited and commanded four infantry regiments from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and led two different brigades in the Eastern Theater. (Submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Brigadier General James Nagle image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Brigadier General James Nagle
48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Brigadier General James Nagle image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Brigadier General James Nagle
Pennsylvania Monuments along the Central Section of Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
7. Pennsylvania Monuments along the Central Section of Branch Avenue
Three Pennsylvania Monuments stand along Branch Avenue at this point - 51st Pennsylvania Infantry (furthest from the camera), Durell's Battery (center), and 48th Pennsylvania Infantry (closest).
48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Second From the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
8. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Second From the Right
Brig. General James Nagle (1822-1866) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
9. Brig. General James Nagle (1822-1866)
He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers on September 10, 1862, and at Antietam his brigade performed an important part in carrying what later became known as Burnside's Bridge, which, according to army commander George B. McClellan, saved the day.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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