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

Fifth Army Corps

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

Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter, Commanding.
September 15 and 16, 1862.

The Fifth Army Corps constituted the reserve of the Army of the Potomac. Its advance, Sykes' Division, reached this point in the afternoon of Sept. 15.

On the morning of Sept. 16, it formed in the fields to the south of the Boonsboro Pike in support of the Reserve Artillery which occupied the ridge in front of this point.

Morell's Division arrived at Keeysville about noon on Sept. 16, and encamped in the fields west of the town.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.13′ N, 77° 42.957′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. 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. Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Morell's Division, Fifth Army Corps
Fifth Corps Tablet along Boonsboro Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Fifth Corps Tablet along Boonsboro Pike
(within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers and Monuments covering V Corps, V Corps Artillery, 1st and 2nd Divisions.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. General Porter was somewhat a "political" casualty of the campaign. Being rather close to McClellan, he became the focus of an investigation
Arrival of Fifth Corps image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Arrival of Fifth Corps
Looking east on Boonsboro Pike, the Fifth Corps arrived from the direction of Keedysville and deployed to cover the center section of the battlefield.
regarding the Second Bull Run and Antietam Campaigns. Eventually he was court martialed and dismissed from the army. Only in 1878 was his record cleared. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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