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

2nd Maryland Infantry

 
 
2nd Maryland Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. 2nd Maryland Infantry Monument
Inscription.  
Maryland
2nd Md Infantry
At 9:30 a.m. advanced
on the stone bridge,
defended by Toombs'
Brigade and two batt-
eries on high ground
beyond. Charged to
within 100 yards of the
bridge when, checked
by the severity of
the enemy's fire it took
shelter along the bank
of the stream and was
engaged until 1:30 p.m.
the bridge being carr-
ied it crossed to the
hills and the battle
beyond. Engaged 187. Men
loss 18 killed. 46 woun-
ded. 3 missing.

 
Erected 1900 by State of Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 27.043′ N, 77° 43.891′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. Located to the east of stop 9 (Burnside Bridge) of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, along the walking trail east of the bridge. 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
Monuments and Markers at the East End of Burnside Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Monuments and Markers at the East End of Burnside Bridge
On the left, closest to furthest, are the 21st Massachusetts Infantry Monument, 35th Massachusetts Infantry Monument, 2nd Maryland Infantry, and the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry Monuments. On the right are the "Give Us Our Whiskey" and the "Why Burnside Bridge" interpretive markers. In the background is a tablet cluster flanking the 51st New York Infantry Monument.
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marker. "Will You Give Us Our Whiskey?" (here, next to this marker); We Showered the Lead Across that Creek (here, next to this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); "Why Burnside's Bridge?" (a few steps from this marker); Bridge of Destiny (a few steps from this marker); 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Witness to History (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  2nd Maryland Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Support for the two 51sts image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. Support for the two 51sts
From the 11th Connecticut Monument looking at the Burnside Bridge. At around 1 p.m. several regiments were arranged to fire on the Confederates in order to suppress their fire while the 51st New York and the 51st Pennsylvania Regiments prepared to rush the bridge. On the left was the 2nd Maryland Infantry, arrayed along the fence. To their right and in the center of the photo was the 21st Massachusetts. On the right of the photo was the 35th Massachusetts.
2nd Maryland Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 2nd Maryland Infantry Monument
2nd Maryland Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
5. 2nd Maryland Infantry Marker
Marker's location from atop Burnside Bridge (yellow arrow).
2nd Maryland's View of the Confederate Defenses image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. 2nd Maryland's View of the Confederate Defenses
The Maryland Regiment faced Toombs' Georgians on the high ground on the opposite bank of the Antietam.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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