Near Keedysville in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Army Corps
Second Army Corps.
Major General E.V. Sumner, Commanding.
(September 15-16, 1862.)
Richardson's Division of the Second Corps, in close pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia, in its retreat from South Mountain, passed through Boonsboro and Keedysville on the morning of September 15, and, early in the afternoon, took position behind the bluff bordering the Antietam west of this; the skirmishers of the division being advanced onto the bluff and engaging those of the enemy beyond the creek. French's Division followed later in the day and went into bivouac on either side of the road at this point. Sedgwick's Division bivouacked on French's right, its right east of the Pry House. The three divisions remained in these positions until the morning of the 17th when they crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford and went into action on the right and right center of the Union Line.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 115.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series list.
Location. 39° 28.522′ N, 77° 42.563′ W. Marker is near Keedysville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Located east of the entrance to the Pry House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18925 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pry Family Upheaval (approx. ¼ mile away); Army Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Pry’s Mill Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Hospital Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pry Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hitt-Cost House (approx. ¾ mile away); Hess’s Mill Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keedysville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Second Corps at Antietam.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. First commissioned in 1819, General Sumner was over sixty (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.