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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Army Corps

Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division

 
 
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. First Army Corps Marker
Inscription.  
U.S.A.
First Army Corps.
Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division,

Col. Albert Magilton, 4th Penn. Reserves, Commanding.
Organization.
3rd Penn. Reserve Infantry,
4th Penn. Reserve Infantry,
7th Penn. Reserve Infantry,
8th Penn. Reserve Infantry,
September 17, 1862.

Magilton's Brigade formed line at 5:30 a.m. on the left of Anderson's Brigade. At 630 a.m. it advanced through the North Woods, deployed in the open fields and had reached the north fence of the Cornfield when it was sent to the left in support of Seymour and Ricketts. Its ammunition having been exhausted, it was relieved by Williams' Division of the Twelfth Corps and withdrawn to the ridge in rear of Joseph Poffenberger's.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 16.)
 
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.
 
Location. 39° 29.329′ N, 77° 44.765′ 
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W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Mansfield Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located just east of the pull off for stop two on the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, the Poffenberger Farm. 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. 3rd Regt. Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac (here, next to this marker); Meade's Division, First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Meade's Division, First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Regt. Pennsylvania Reserver Volunteer Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Battle Opened" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Barton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. Magilton's Brigade Tablets
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. First Army Corps Marker
Park Service site. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps. Col. Magilton assumed command when Col. Henry Bolinger was wounded at the Battle of South Mountain. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Col. Albert Lewis Magilton - Find-a-grave. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Col. Albert Lewis Magilton. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Cluster of Tablets around the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Cluster of Tablets around the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument
War Department Tablets (from left to right) 16, 15, 11 and 1 flank the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Monument along side the northern leg of Mansfield Avenue. The unit bivouac tablet D stands closest to the camera on the left.
First Army Corps Marker<br>Second From the Left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. First Army Corps Marker
Second From the Left
Magilton's Pennsylvania Reserves Advance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Magilton's Pennsylvania Reserves Advance
Looking south from near the marker's location on Mansfield Avenue toward the cornfield. The immediate foreground here was part of the North Woods. In the distance on the left is the standing remnant of the East Woods. The Brigade advanced straight south from this point, across D.R. Miller's fields and stopped at the north fence of the cornfield. The Brigade then turned into the East Wood and faced southwest to protect the left flank Hartsuff's Brigade of Ricketts' Division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,035 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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