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

Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield

 
 
Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield Monument
Inscription.  
Major General
Joseph K.F. Mansfield
U.S.A.
Mortally Wounded
38 Yards N. 76'W.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 28.989′ N, 77° 44.47′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Mansfield Monument Road and Smoketown Road, on the right when traveling east on Mansfield Monument Road. 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. Mansfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker
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also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a Model 1857 12-pounder Light Field Gun, also known as a "Napoleon."
 
Regarding Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield. This marker is included on the East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Also see . . .  Six General Killed at Antietam. National Park Service website entry:
The locations of six generals killed in the battle are marked by muzzle down cannon. Mansfield was wounded in the stomach and died the day after the battle. (Submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Mansfield Mortuary Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Mansfield Mortuary Monument
The site of Mansfield's mortal wounding was past the monument in the direction of the Smoketown Road, in the background.
Mansfield Mortuary Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Mansfield Mortuary Monument
General Mansfield's Death image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
4. General Mansfield's Death
About a mile and a half north of the monument, on Smoketown Road is the George Line House. The sign states, George Line's House, in which General Mansfield died about noon September 17, 1862. However, nearly every other source states Mansfield died on September 18th.
Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield image. Click for full size.
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5. Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield
NARA 94271679
The George Line Farm Today image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
6. The George Line Farm Today
Seen from the Smoketown Road.
East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers. image. Click for more information.
via American Battlefield Trust, unknown
7. East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers.
A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the East Woods.
(Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,296 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on April 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on April 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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