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

Munford's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 
 
Munford's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Munford's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Munford's Brigade,
Stuart's Cavalry Division,

Brig. Gen. Thomas T. Munford, Commanding.
Organization
2nd Virginia Cavalry, 7th Virginia Cavalry,
12th Virginia Cavalry.
(September 16-18, 1862.)

The 2nd and 12th Virginia Cavalry reached the field on September 16th and took position on the extreme right of the Army of Northern Virginia, to cover the lower crossings of the Antietam. The 7th Virginia Cavalry took position, on the evening of the 16th on the Hagerstown Pike, northwest of Sharpsburg. It joined the brigade on the right on the 17th. The brigade remained on the right until the close of the battle.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 320.)
 
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 month for this entry is September 1862.
 
Location. 39° 26.841′ N, 77° 44.756′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is
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at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Harpers Ferry Road. Marker is at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Harpers Ferry Road. 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. Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division (here, next to this marker); Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Command (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Pegram’s (Purcell), Virginia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Munford's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Munford assumed command of the brigade on September 6 when General Beverly H. Robertson was released on recruiting duty. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Munford's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Munford's Brigade Marker
 

3. Thomas T. Munford. Thomas Taylor Munford (March 29, 1831 – February 27, 1918) was an American farmer and Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Confederate Tablet Cluster at Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Confederate Tablet Cluster at Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue
At the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue stand, from left to right, tablets for Field's Brigade (Number 349), Branch's Brigade (Number 353), Hill's Light Division (Number 348), Munford's Brigade (Number 320), and A.P. Hill's Artillery Battalion (Number 372).
Munford's Brigade Marker<br>Second From the Right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Munford's Brigade Marker
Second From the Right
Brig. General Thomas Taylor Munford (1831-1918) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Thomas Taylor Munford (1831-1918)
Munford's Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
6. Munford's Skirmish Line
Looking east from Harpers Ferry Road south of the battlefield park. Munford's Brigade was posted to protect several of the crossing points of along the Antietam below the Burnside Bridge, to include Myer's Ford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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