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

Twelfth Army Corps

Goodrich's Brigade, Greene's Division

 
 
Goodrich's Briade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Goodrich's Briade Tablet
Inscription.  
U.S.A.
Twelfth Army Corps.
Goodrich's Brigade, Greene's Division

Col. William B. Goodrich, 60th New York Infantry,
Commanding,
Organization.
3d Delaware Infantry,
Purnell Legion Maryland Infantry,
60th New York Infantry,
78th New York Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Goodrich's Brigade was detached from its division, and supported Gibbon's and Patrick's Brigades of the First Army Corps in the field and woods west of this point.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 20.)
 
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° 28.915′ N, 77° 44.923′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike and Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike. Located in a tablet
Twelfth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Twelfth Army Corps Marker
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cluster just north of the Indiana State Monument. 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. Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Battery B, 4th United States Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 300 feet away); Indiana State Monument (about 300 feet away); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps. Goodrich had only assumed command of the Brigade the day before the battle. He was mortally wounded in the West Woods. The command then fell to Lt. Col. Jonathan Austin of the 78th New York.
Tablet Cluster On Old Hagerstown Pike North of Cornfield Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Tablet Cluster On Old Hagerstown Pike North of Cornfield Avenue
Tablets 3 and 20 flank a stand for a missing tablet.
(Submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Col. William Bingham Goodrich. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Twelfth Army Corps Marker (Right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Twelfth Army Corps Marker (Right)
Goodrich's Brigade Advance and Retreat image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Goodrich's Brigade Advance and Retreat
Supporting Sedgwick's attack into the West Wood, Goodrich's Brigade along with portions of 1st Division, I Corps were send forward to clear the northern portion of the West Woods. The 60th and 78th New York passed through the low ground below this ledge. Later, caught up in the general retreat of Sedgwick's Division, Goodrich's men fell back through this valley toward the Poffenberger Farm.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Oct. 7, 2022