Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fifth Army Corps
Second Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
Fifth Army Corps.
Second Battalion (8 Cos). Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
Captain David B. McKibbon, Commanding.
September 16-19, 1862.
On September 16th, the Second Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry was in line on the east base of the ridge beyond the Antietam in-which position it remained until about 1 p.m. of the 17th, when it crossed the middle bridge to support the horse batteries.
Late in the afternoon it advanced beyond the batteries moving in echelon on the right of the Fourth U.S. Infantry, and occupied this line covering Piper's Lane and its approaches on the right with skirmishers thrown forward to the crest of the hill to the west.
It was withdrawn, about sunset, and recrossed the Antietam where it remained in its original position until the morning of the 19th.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 84.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.841′ N, 77° 44.106′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Richardson 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. Fourth United States Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (about 700 feet away); Twelfth United States Infantry (about 800 feet away); V Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 2nd Battalion, 14th U.S. Infantry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps. McKibbon commanded half of the regiment at the battle, with the other half deployed to the south of the Boonsboro Pike. He summarized the afternoon action in his official report: Sent one company to the front as skirmishers under Captain Thatcher, Fourteenth Infantry, who were actively engaged during part of the afternoon. We were under a heavy fire of shell and shot for two hours. But 1 man was wounded (in the arm by piece of shell),as the men were placed under (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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