Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

 
 
45th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 45th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Monument
Inscription.
2nd Brigade 1st Division
9th Corps

The regiment advanced 264 yards
northwest of this point
returning to this position later in the day
—————
Casualties at Antietam
Killed 1
Wounded 36
Missing 1
Total 38
Recruited in centre Lancaster Mifflin
Tioga and Wayne Counties
—————
Battles Participated in
Secessionville (Near Charleston)
South Mountain - Siege of Knoxville
Antietam - Wilderness
Fredericksburg - Spotsylvania
Vicksburg - North Anna
Jackson - Cold Harbor
Blue Springs - Petersburg
Campbell's Station - The Crater
Weldon Railroad
Poplar Spring Church
Hatcher's Run
Assault on Petersburg

 
Erected 1904 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 27.289′ N, 77° 44.322′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Old Burnside Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south on Branch Avenue. Touch for map. Located at stop 10, the Final Attack, of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Inscription of the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Inscription of the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
are within walking distance of this marker. 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ninth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); The Final Attack (about 500 feet away); The Advance Was Made With the Utmost Enthusiasm (about 500 feet away); Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery (about 500 feet away); Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 45th Pennsylvania Infantry. A regimental history. (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Thomas Welsh. Thomas Welsh (May 5, 1824–August 14, 1863) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War and a Union brigadier general during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 4, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Col. Thomas Welsh
The portrait on the left side of the monument is Col. Thomas Welsh. Welsh was the commander of the 45th
Portrait of Col. Welsh image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Portrait of Col. Welsh
Pa. since it was organized the year before. During the battle at Antietam, Welsh was in command of Wilcox's 2nd Brigade, while Lt. Col. Curtin was in command of the 45th. As a result of the brigade's distinguished service at South Mountain (3 days previously) and Antietam, Welsh was promoted to Brig. General in Nov. 1862. He died in Aug. 1863 of malaria contracted during the Vicksburg campaign.
    — Submitted September 13, 2008, by Rick Wiggin of Linccoln, Massachusetts.

 
Additional keywords. Welsh
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
On the right face of the monument.
45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
8. 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Marker (left)
Col. Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
9. Col. Thomas Welsh (1824-1863)
Two Pennsylvania Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
10. Two Pennsylvania Monuments
The 45th and 100th Pennsylvania Monuments stand on the ground held by Welsh's Brigade during the afternoon phases of the battle. The 45th advanced through the ravine beyond the monuments were the modern Burnside Bridge Road passes. The 100th advanced across the foreground here. Between the Pennsylvanians was the 46th New York Infantry. On the high ground to the north, along Rodman Avenue, the 79th New York of Christ's Brigade advanced along side the Pennsylvanians.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,203 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2008, by Rick Wiggin of Linccoln, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 4, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   10. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement