Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Philadelphia Brigade Monument
(east or front face):
September 17, 1862
Loss - 545 men
was mustered into the
U.S. Service in 1861
under the first call for
300,000 three year volunteers.
Total enrollment 1861 - 1865
(west face or rear):
One hundred and sixth
took part in the operations
battles and skirmishes
from Balls Bluff to Appomattox
during term of service 1861 - 1865
Total Loss 3409 men
Army of the Potomac
Erected 1896 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
Location. 39° 28.706′ N, 77° 44.953′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling south. Located at stop five of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, in a circle within the parking area. 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. "We May Never Meet Again" (a few steps from this marker); Philadelphia Brigade Park (a few steps from this marker); The Onward Rush to Victory or Defeat (within shouting distance "With Flags Flying" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Jaws of Death" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;" (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General William E. Starke (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Delaware Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Baltimore Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Baltimore Battery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this monument. The monument, due to it's high profile, can be seen from many sections of the battlefield, and
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pennsylvania Units at Antietam
Also see . . .
1. The Philadelphia Brigade Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Philadelphia or California Brigade. Early in the war, Senator Edward Baker of Oregon raised several regiments titled "California" regiments. The name was more gesture than reality, since all were raised in Philadelphia, with men from various origins, but not particular to the western state. After Baker's death at the Battle of Balls Bluff, the regiments were renamed to their state of origin, and the brigade was labeled the "Philadelphia Brigade." (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.