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

Morell's Division, Fifth Army Corps

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

Maj. Gen. George W. Morell, Commanding.
September 17 and 18, 1862.

Morell's Division relieved Richardson's Division of the Second Corps at about 8.30 a.m. Sept. 17.

Two brigades of this division were withdrawn at about 2 p.m. of the 17th and sent to the assistance of General Sumner on the extreme right, but returned, without becoming engaged, after dark on the same day.

On Sept. 18, Morell's Division relieved the Ninth Corps at the Burnside Bridge.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.134′ N, 77° 42.975′ 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 in a tablet cluster on the east side of Antietam Creek 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. Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing);
Marker Cluster East of Antietam Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Marker Cluster East of Antietam Creek
Federal marker cluster on the east side of Antietam Creek, along Boonsboro Pike. From left to right are Richardson's Division (Number 34), Second Army Corps (Number 35), Morell's Division (Number 26), and Humphreys' Division (Number 19).
Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Fifth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Corps, 2nd Division Position (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Pry Family Upheaval (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Division, V Corps. Morell's Division was mostly out of the battle throughout the day, held in reserve. Elements of the division would be engaged days later in a series of attacks across the Potomac against Confederate positions near Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia). (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Markers Now Removed image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Markers Now Removed
The markers were removed after damage from an automobile accident which occurred over the winter of 2008.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Reserve Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Reserve Position
Looking north from the Boonsboro Pike, near the marker cluster. The ridge in the background stands on the east side of Antietam Creek north of the Middle Bridge, and shielded units deployed here from Confederate observation and fire. Three different divisions cycled through this location. On the morning of the 17th, Richardson's Division of the II Corps occupied positions here. Later in the day Morell's Division took position here as the center reserve. On the 18th Humphreys' Division arrived here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 4 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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