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

V Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade

 
 
The Regular's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
1. The Regular's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.

On the afternoon of September 17, the 4th U.S. Infantry, the 1st Battalion of the 12th, 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 14th and detachments of the 2d and 10th U.S. Infantry, were deployed to the right and left of this point in support of the batteries on the crest in rear and to check the advance of the Confederate skirmishers. They were actively engaged until dark, when they were withdrawn to the east side of the Antietam.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number F.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.79′ N, 77° 43.954′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the west entrance to the modern picnic area along the Boonsboro Pike. 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. Twelfth United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker);
Tablet along West Bound Boonsboro Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
2. Tablet along West Bound Boonsboro Pike
Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. The title of this marker is based on several secondary source, including annotations on a map of the Antietam National Battlefield by Trailhead Graphics, Inc.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps. Commanded by Lt. Col. Robert Buchanan, this brigade consisted of four different U.S. Regulars Infantry regiments. (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Advance of the Regulars image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. Advance of the Regulars
Further west on the Boonsboro Pike stands a sign post indicating Advanced position reached by the right of the skirmish line of the Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry on the afternoon of September 17, 1862. In the background runs Rodman Avenue. The line of utility poles behind the sign is approximately the location of the old Pike road bed, and where the road passed at the time of the battle.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Regular's Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
4. The Regular's Skirmish Line
Looking from a field just east of Rodman Avenue towards the intersection with the Boonsboro Pike. This photo was taken from along the fence row in the distant center of the previous photo. After 3 p.m, Elements 2nd and 10th U.S. Infantry were deployed as skirmishers across the foreground here, and eventually reaching the farm lane, now part of Rodman Avenue. The sign post seen in the above photo stands along the Pike, just left of center, near the utility pole. The 4th U.S. Infantry's skirmishers reached the high ground on the opposite side of the Pike, threatening the center of the Confederate line. Note the Sunken Road observation tower on the far right horizon.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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