Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Army Corps
Howard's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division
Second Army Corps.
Howard's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division,
Brig. Gen. O.O. Howard, Commanding,
69th Pennsylvania Infantry,
71st Pennsylvania Infantry,
72d Pennsylvania Infantry,
106th Pennsylvania Infantry.
September 17, 1862.
Howard's Brigade following Gorman and Dana in their attack, passed through the East Woods, crossed the Cornfield and the Hagerstown Pike and reached the edge of the West Woods, where its advance was checked about 90 yards east of this point.
Its left flank having been attacked and turned by McLaws' and Walker's Divisions, it was forced to retire to the fields north of D.R. Miller's, where it was reformed and placed in position in support of part of the artillery of the First and Twelfth Corps and of Sedgwick's Division of the Second Corps.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 39.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.688′ N, 77° 45.096′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right when traveling north. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); John Lemuel Stetson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet 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. Philadelphia Brigade on Monuments and Tablets.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps. Also known as the Philadelphia Brigade. Howard relieved General Sedgwick as division commander when (Submitted on April 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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