Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ninth Army Corps
Ewing's Brigade, Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Ewing's Brigade, Kanawha Division.
Col. Hugh Ewing, 30th Ohio Infantry, Commanding.
12th, 23d and 30th Ohio Infantry,
McMullin's Battery, Ohio Light Artillery.
September 16-17, 1862.
On the evening of September 16th Ewing's Brigade formed line under cover of the ridge east of the Antietam, and southeast of the Burnside Bridge. On the morning of the 17th it followed the left bank of the Antietam to Snavely's Ford where it crossed and moving up the right bank of the stream until nearly abreast the bridge, advanced in support of Rodman's Division over the hills and ravines to this point where it met and temporarily checked the advance of A.P. Hill's Division. Its left having been turned by the enemy, it fell back to the cover of the rolling ground east of this tablet.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 61.)
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
Location. 39° 26.955′ N, 77° 44.445′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. 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. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Archer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); Branch's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away); Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 600 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 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps. The brigade was commanded by Col. Eliakim Parker Scammon at the onset of the campaign. Scammon was replaced by Col. Hugh Ewing (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Hugh Boyle Ewing. Hugh Boyle Ewing, (October 31, 1826 – June 30, 1905), was a diplomat, author, attorney, and Union Army general during the American Civil War. He was a member of the prestigious Ewing family, son of Thomas Ewing, the eldest brother of Thomas Ewing, Jr. and Charles Ewing, and the foster brother and brother-in-law of William T. Sherman. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.