Near Zittlestown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was among the units of General Ambrose E. Burnside's 9th army corps that were engaged in battle here on September 14, 1862. The fight began around 9:00 A.M. just south of this site. Around noon a Confederate battery opened fire on the regiment, which was supporting Cook's Massachusetts Battery. The 17th held its position for several hours. At 4:00 P.M. the command was
Erected 1986 by the 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and the Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S580C.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 39° 28.25′ N, 77° 37.026′ W. Marker is near Zittlestown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Reno Monument Road and the Appalachian Trail, on the right when traveling west on Reno Monument Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Near Here in Wise’s Field (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle for Fox’s Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); Deaths of Two Generals The "Wiregrass" Georgians (within shouting distance of this marker); The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lost Orders (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th N.C. Regiment of Gen. Garland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zittlestown.
More about this marker. Marker is in Wise's Field across the road from the Reno Monument. • This is a State of Michigan Historic Site located in Maryland.
Also see . . . They called them the "Stonewall Regiment". (Submitted on May 14, 2011.)
1. My Grandfather, George Norton, served in G company of this regiment.
George Norton survived the war and served later in the U.S. Cavalry in the west. He is my mother’s father. I served as a 20 year old machine gun sergeant in WW2 under General George S. Patton and published my memoirs in a book titled “George S.Patton’s typical Soldier.” I visited this battleground on May 4th, 2011.
— Submitted May 5, 2011, by Thomas W. Clarke of York, Pa..
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2006. This page has been viewed 2,625 times since then and 130 times this year. Last updated on October 21, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on October 21, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 5. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.