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

The 7th Indiana Infantry

 
 
The 7th Indiana Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. The 7th Indiana Infantry Monument
The plaque misspells the name of Ira G. Grover.
Inscription.  
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps,
Major Ira G. Groover Commanding,
Occupied this position
at 4 p.m. September 17th 1862.

 
Erected 1910 by State of Indiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1814.
 
Location. 39° 29.42′ N, 77° 45.037′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right when traveling north. The monument is on the opposite side of the road from a welcome sign for the Antietam National Battlefield Park. 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. Union Line of Battle (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Army Corps (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about
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800 feet away); Patrick's Brigade (about 800 feet away); 7th Regiment Pennsylvania (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clara Barton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 7th Indiana Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 7th Indiana Infantry. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
7th Indiana Monument beside the Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. 7th Indiana Monument beside the Hagerstown Pike
Hofmann's Brigade in Reserve image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Hofmann's Brigade in Reserve
Looking southeast from across the highway from the marker. Hofmann's Brigade, of which the 7th Indiana was a part, remained here in support of a heavy artillery concentration near the Joseph Poffenberger farm through most of the battle. The Brigade was aligned roughly parallel to the road along the fence line. The threat to the Federal lines here was Confederate cavalry under Fitzhugh Lee supported by 20 guns of the horse artillery which operated on the ground around Nicodemus Heights to the west.
The Northern Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. The Northern Park Entrance
The park entrance sign is opposite the highway from the monument.
The Poffenberger Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. The Poffenberger Farm
Seen from the marker location. The farm became an artillery stronghold and later a rally point for the various Federal units pushed out of the Cornfield and West Woods area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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