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

Twelfth Army Corps

Goodrich's Brigade, Green's Division

 
 
Goodrich's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Goodrich's Brigade Tablet
General Greene's name is misspelled on the tablet header.
Inscription.  
U.S.A.
Twelfth Army Corps.
Goodrich's Brigade, Green's Division,

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

When nearing the East Woods, early on the 17th, Goodrich's Brigade was detached from its Division and ordered to the assistance of Doubleday's Division engaged north of this. The Purnell Legion was detached near D.R. Miller's and did not participate with its Brigade in the action near this point, but was engaged with its Division west of the Dunkard Church. After the repulse of the Brigade near this point, the 78th New York was detached.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 114.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 39° 28.525′ N, 77° 44.781′ 
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W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike and Smoketown Road, on the right when traveling north on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike. Located at stop one of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, across the road from the Dunker Church in a tablet cluster. 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. Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); 5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument (here, next to this marker); Dunkard Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Destroy the Rebel Army (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named "Destroy the Rebel Army" (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. Follow Goodrich's Brigade by Tablets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Twelfth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Twelfth Army Corps Marker
 

2. Purnell Legion. The Purnell Legion enlisted in late 1861 with nine companies of infantry, two batteries of artillery, and two cavalry companies. After February 1861, the companies were broken, with the infantry remaining as a regimental formation. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Tablet Cluster Opposite the Dunker Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Tablet Cluster Opposite the Dunker Church
Five numbered tablets, with one continuation tablet, stand in front of the Dunker Church on the east side of the old Pike. These are, from furthest from the camera, Tyndale's Brigade (53), Second Army Corps (116), continuation tablet for 116, Goodrich's Brigade (114), Greene's Division (51), and Reserve Artillery of Longstreet's Command (306).
Twelfth Army Corps Marker<br>Third From the Right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Twelfth Army Corps Marker
Third From the Right
Col. William Bingham Goodrich (1821-1862) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. Col. William Bingham Goodrich (1821-1862)
Purnell Legion's Attack into the West Woods image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Purnell Legion's Attack into the West Woods
Looking at the intersection of Dunker Church Road (Old Hagerstown Pike) and Smoketown Road. The old Hagerstown Pike ran on the left side of the photo to the north. At around 10:30 a.m. Purnell's Legion advanced down the north side of the Smoketown Road and into the woods north of the Dunker Church, in support of Tyndale's Brigade. Greene's Division was terribly exposed at that point and retired following another round of bloody fighting.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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