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132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

 
 
132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Marker
Inscription.
(Front):
Antietam
132nd Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry
1 Brigade 3 Division 2 Corps
September 17, 1862

(Back):
Casualties
at Antietam
Killed 30
Wounded 114
Missing 3
Total 152

Battles Participated in
Antietam MD.
Sept. 17, 1862
Fredericksburg VA.
Dec. 13, 1862

Chancellorsvile VA.
Apr. 30. May 3, 1863

Recruited in Montour
Wyoming Bradford
Columbia Carbon and
Luzerne Counties

 
Erected 1904 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 28.233′ N, 77° 44.317′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Bloody Lane
Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. Rear of Monument
, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson's Command ( a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General George B. Anderson ( within shouting distance of this marker); Heaps Upon Heaps Were There in Death's Embrace ( within shouting distance of this marker); A Simple Farm Lane Changed Forever ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andersonís Division, Longstreetís Command ( about 300 feet away); Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps ( about 400 feet away); The 14th Indiana Infantry
132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
( about 400 feet away); Second Army Corps ( about 400 feet away); 8th Ohio Regiment ( about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Second Army Corps ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. This marker is included on the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Also see . . .
1. 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
. The regiment served for less than a year, yet served in three of the war's major battles. Col. Richard A. Oakford, who commanded the unit, was killed leading the regiment here at the Sunken Road. He was succeeded by Lt. Col. Vincent Wilcox. The 132nd advanced as the center of Kimball's Brigade, with the 14th Indiana and 8th Ohio on its right. And with the 7th West Virginia on its left. The later is without a monument. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the Sunken Road. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>and Bloody Lane, Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
and Bloody Lane, Looking West
The Sunken Road or Bloody Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
7. The Sunken Road or Bloody Lane
From the overlook viewing the lane extending to the west. The 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument stands on the north side of the lane.
The Sunken Road Seen from the Base of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
8. The Sunken Road Seen from the Base of the Monument
Note in the very upper right corner, the park Visitors Center is in frame. Just below it stands the guns of the 1st Rhode Island, Battery A. Once those guns came into action on the ridge, the Confederate position received enfilading fire.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,070 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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