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2nd Delaware

 
 
2nd Delaware Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. 2nd Delaware Monument
Inscription.
Delaware
2nd Delaware Volunteers
Capt. David L. Stricker
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
This regiment of Richardson's reserve
brigade crossed Antietam Creek, advanced
with division and came under heavy
artillery fire while holding position
immediately beyond crest of this ridge.
It moved to right and helped repulse
counterattack in gap between French and
Richardson's divisions. In final assault
on Bloody Lane, the regiment crossed
here and took possession of Piper farm
buildings until ordered to retire.

Losses
Officers Men
Killed 12
Wounded 2 42
Missing 2
Total 58

Erected by the
Delaware Civil War Centennial Commission
May 30, 1964

 
Erected 1964 by Deleware Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 28.201′ N, 77° 44.231′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Bloody Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at a tablet cluster near the Sunken Road, stop eight on the driving tour of Antietam. 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. Second Army Corps (here, next to this
2nd Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 2nd Delaware Marker
marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Andersonís Division, Longstreetís Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Potomac (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); September 16, 1862 (about 300 feet away); September 17, 1862 (about 300 feet away); September 17, 1862 (Continued) (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named September 17, 1862 (Continued) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding 2nd Delaware. 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. 2nd Delaware Monument. National Park Service
Set of War Department Markers and the 2nd Delaware Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Set of War Department Markers and the 2nd Delaware Monument
site detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry Regiment. With the nickname "Crazy Delawares" the regiment was commanded by Captain David Stricker, the senior officer present at the battle. The unit first served in the Peninsula Campaign earlier in 1862. It participated in some of the most vicious battles of the war - Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg - before mustering out in July 1864. (Submitted on February 19, 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.) 

4. Capt David L Stricker's Official Report Report of the Battle. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
2nd Delaware Marker<br>Looking West Along Bloody Lane image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 2nd Delaware Marker
Looking West Along Bloody Lane
The Federal Penetration of the Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. The Federal Penetration of the Sunken Road
Looking west from the observation tower base, where the monument is seen to the right of the road. The Federals in Richardson's Division, including the 2nd Delaware, finally broke through the defenses along this sector at around noon.
Lt. Col. David L. Stricker (1834-1864) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Lt. Col. David L. Stricker (1834-1864)
Commander of the 2nd Delaware Volunteers. At the time of the battle, he had reached the rank of Captain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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