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Second Army Corps

Morris’ Brigade, French's Division

 
 
Morris' Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. Morris' Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Second Army Corps,
Morris' Brigade, French's Division.

Colonel Dwight Morris, 14th Connecticut, Commanding.
Organization.
14th Connecticut Infantry,
108th New York Infantry,
130th Pennsylvania Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Morris' Brigade relieved Weber's and took position on the rise of ground just north of the Bloody Lane; The 108th New York east of Roulette's Lane, the 14th Connecticut and the 130th Pennsylvania west of it. Here, supported and afterwards reinforced by Kimball's Brigade, it maintained a severe contest losing heavily in killed and wounded. In the later part of the engagement the 14th Connecticut was sent to reinforce Richardson's Division on the left.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.286′ N, 77° 44.439′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Richardson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in a Federal tablet cluster on the northwestern end of the Sunken Road. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Second Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Second Army Corps Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker); French's Division, Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); 5th Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Md. Vet. Vol. Infy. (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps. Morris' Brigade consisted of three green regiments, each from a different state. However, at the end of the battle Morris could report, My brigade captured 2 stand of colors, 2 captains, 7 lieutenants, and about 400 privates ... besides wounding many field officers of the enemy. We also took over 400 stand of arms.... I attribute our success in a great measure to the constant communication with the commanding general through the day, as well as to the unsurpassed bravery of our men. The
Monuments and Markers on the Northern End of the Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Monuments and Markers on the Northern End of the Sunken Road
From left to right: The 5th Maryland Infantry Monument, French's Division Tablet (Number 40), Weber's Brigade Tablet (Number 43), Morris' Brigade Tablet (Number 42), and the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument.
men in my brigade were all new troops, hastily raised, and without drill or experience, and, although under fire for the first time, behaved with great gallantry. In front of the last position held by the Fourteenth Connecticut more than 1,000 of the enemy lie slain.
(Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Second Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Second Army Corps Marker
Morris' Brigade Advances image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. Morris' Brigade Advances
From a point north of the tablet location, and west of the Roulette Lane. From here, looking northeast is the Roulette Farm. Morris' Brigade advanced with all three regiments on line, facing the camera's position. The 14th Connecticut was to the left of view, dressed on the 130th Pennsylvania in the center. The 108th New York was to the right side of the photo on the other side of the lane running from the Sunken Road to the Roulette farm.
Col. Dwight Morris image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Col. Dwight Morris
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 16 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. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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