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

September 17, 1862 (Continued)

 
 
September 16, 1862 (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. September 16, 1862 (Continued) Marker
Inscription.
U.S.A.
September 17, 1862 (Continued)

French's Division, following Sedgwick across the Antietam, on reaching the East Woods Wheeled to the left, drove the Confederate outposts from the Roulette Buildings and about 9:30 a.m., engaged the brigade of Rodes, Colquitts and Garland. Posted on the west end of Bloody Lane, George. B. Anderson's Brigade (on Rodes' right) endeavored to turn French's left but was forced back by the advance of Richardson's Division, which formed on French's left. Five brigades of R.H. Anderson's Confederate divisions came to the assistance of the four brigades already engaged. About noon French and Richardson carried the Bloody Lane and the high ground immediately south of it. The Confederates retreating to and beyond Piper's.

Meanwhile Pleasonton's cavalry had crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and, advancing on the Boonsboro Pike, drove in the Confederate skirmishers, four horse batteries followed and were put in position on the ridge crossing the pike about 880 yards southeast of this, and engaged the Confederate artillery on Cemetery Hill. The horse batteries were relieved at intervals by two batteries of Sykes' Division. After noon portions of Sykes' regular division crossed the Antietam and, in co-operation with Ninth Corps, compelled the Confederate artillery to
September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker
abandon Cemetery Hill. About 5 p.m. the Seventh Maine Infantry charged across the Bloody Lane at a point about 450 yards west of this and reached the Piper Barn but was soon driven back with great loss.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 121.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.175′ N, 77° 44.177′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Richardson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at a tablet cluster near the Sunken Road next to the observation tower, 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named September 17, 1862 (Continued) (here, next to this marker); September 17, 1862 (here, next to this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); September 16, 1862 (here, next to
Tablet Cluster next to the Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Tablet Cluster next to the Observation Tower
this marker); Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. One of five tablets erected at this location to describe the activities of the Army of the Potomac from September 15-17, 1862.
 
Regarding September 17, 1862 (Continued). 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers included in the Sunken Road Virtual Tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Antietam - Animated. A presentation depicting the movements described on the marker. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. French's Division Attacks the Sunken Road
September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker<br>Fourth From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker
Fourth From the Left
. Battle Map from Antietam on the Web showing the sixth phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Richardson's Division Attacks the Sunken Road. Battle map from Antietam on the Web showing the seventh phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

5. Syke's Division moves against Sharpsburg. Battle map from Antietam on the Web showing the early stages of the eighth phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

6. Syke's Division Attacks. Battle map from Antietam on the Web showing the later stages of the eighth phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

7. 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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