Near Sharpsburg 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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, 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); Prys 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); 5th Corps, 2nd Division Position (was approx. ¾ mile away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
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 at the time of the battle. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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