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Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades

 
 
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker
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C.S.A.
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades

(September 17, 1862)

After the repulse of the Confederate Line in the East Woods and Cornfield north of the Smoketown Road in the morning of the 17th, parts of the Brigades of Colquitt and Garland rallied in the sunken road at this point, their right connecting with Rodes, their left resting on the Hagerstown Pike. They co-operated with Rodes in repelling the advance of French's Division, Second Corps, and in co-operating with detachments of McLaws' and Walker's Divisions, crossed this road and attacked the right flank of French's Division but were repulsed. In the afternoon parts of the two brigades were collected at Sharpsburg and moved out on the Boonsboro Pike in support of Evan's Brigade in its resistance to the advance of a portion of the Fifth Army Corps.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 365.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
 
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39° 28.25′ N, 77° 44.617′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Bloody Lane west of Maryland Highway 65, on the right when traveling east. 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command (about 600 feet away); 1st Delaware Volunteers (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 600 feet away); Old Vermont Brigade (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Sixth Army Corps (about 700 feet away); 5th Maryland Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades War Tablets
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Colquitt's Brigade. Summary of the brigade's organization, with links to
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker
maps and official reports. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Garland's Brigade. After Brig. Gen. Garland was killed in action at South Mountain on September 14, Col. Duncan Kirkland McRae assumed command, leading the brigade through the Battle of Antietam. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Marker Along Richardson Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Marker Along Richardson Avenue
Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades Marker
Colquitt's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. Colquitt's Brigade Position
After advancing to the Mumma Farm early in the morning, then being rushed into the Cornfield fight, Colquitt's Brigade reformed along the road here facing to the north. The brigade was in this position around 9 a.m. when French's Division attacked the Sunken Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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