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Ninth Army Corps

Harland's Brigade, Rodman's Division

 
 
Harland's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Harland's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Ninth Army Corps.
Harland's Brigade, Rodman's Division.

Col. Edward Harland, 8th Connecticut Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.
8th, 11th, and 16th Connecticut Infantry,
4th Rhode Island Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

On the morning of the 17th, Harland's Brigade moved from its position southeast of Burnside Bridge. The 11th Connecticut, deployed as skirmishers, preceded Crook's in its assault on the bridge and was repulsed with great loss.

During the forenoon the remaining regiments of the brigade moved down the left bank of the Antietam, crossed at Snavely's Ford and, moving up the right bank of the stream, formed line on the left of the division, Ewing's Ohio Brigade in support. About 3 p.m., the brigade advanced in the direction of Sharpsburg. The 8th Connecticut passed to the west of this point and the 16th Connecticut and 4th Rhode Island were in the 40 acre cornfield east, when they were attacked in flank by the right of A.P. Hill's Division and compelled to retire to the cover of the high ground near the bridge.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 67.)
 
Location. 39° 26.873′ N, 77° 44.475′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg
Ninth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Ninth Army Corps Marker
, 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch (a few steps from this marker); Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Archer's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, IX Corps. Harland was a Lawyer in his home state of Connecticut before the war. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Edward Harland. Edward Harland (June 24, 1832 – March 9, 1915) was a Union general during the American Civil War. He was associated with early battles of the IX Corps as well as Union
Federal Tablet Cluster on South End of Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Federal Tablet Cluster on South End of Branch Avenue
A rather well spaced cluster of tablets stand on the Federal side of Branch Avenue. The nearest left is a stone indicating the location of the 12th Ohio Infantry Monument 395 yards to the Northeast. Next to it is Harland's Brigade Tablet (Number 67). The center two tablets are Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (Number 107) and Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery (Number 106). Furthest from the camera are Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery (Number 111) and Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery (Number 112).
involvement in North Carolina and the Tidewater region of Virginia. (Submitted on October 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ninth Army Corps Marker<br>First From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Ninth Army Corps Marker
First From the Left
Brig. General Edward Harland (1832-1915) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Edward Harland (1832-1915)
At the Battle of Antietam, Harland's brigade participated in the actions around Burnside Bridge and Antietam Creek. His division commander, Brig. Gen. Isaac P. Rodman, was sent on a flanking maneuver across Snavely's Ford. Around 1 p.m. Rodman's troops were eventually able to cross the ford and flank the Confederates under Robert Toombs. As the division moved toward Sharpsburg, General Rodman was mortally wounded and removed from the field. Harland, being the senior ranking colonel, assumed command of the 3rd Division.
Harland's Brigade Advances image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
6. Harland's Brigade Advances
Looking east from Branch Avenue, near the tablet location. Harland's Brigade advanced on the left of Fairchild's and slightly to the rear, in echelon. Harland's entered the forty acre cornfield, which stood between the Otto farm lane (along the snake rail fence in the distance) and what is today Branch Avenue. The 16th Connecticut Monument (obelisk in the center of this photo) stands in the middle of the field. Harland's Brigade was attacked by portions of A.P. Hill's Confederate Division while crossing the field.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 4 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. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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