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

September 17, 1862 (Continued)

 
 
September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker
Inscription. The left of the Union line was held by Burnside's (Ninth) Corps. The battle opened there about 10 a.m. by an unsuccessful attempt of the 11th Connecticut Infantry, supported by Crook's Brigade, to carry the stone bridge over the Antietam, about a mile and a half south of this. Nagle's Brigade repeated the attempt and was repulsed. About noon the bridge was carried by a charge of Ferrero's Brigade. Sturgis' entire division and Crook's Brigade, Kanawha Division, crossed and seized the high ground west of the stream. Rodman's Division and Ewing's Brigade, Kanawha Division, moved down the east bank of the Antietam, crossed at Snavely's Ford and when the bridge was carried, ascended the stream and formed on Sturgis's left. Willcox's Division crossed at the bridge and relieved Sturgis, who was put in reserve. At 3 p.m. Willcox's, Rodman's and the Kanawha Divisions advanced on Sharpsburg and, with the co-operation of portions of the Fifth Corps on the right, had driven the Confederates from the high ground south and east of the town. When they were assailed on the left by A.P. Hill's Confederate Division and fell back to the cover of the high ground bordering the Antietam. Upon the repulse of the Ninth Corps, Pleasonton's cavalry, the horse batteries, and the regular infantry which had advanced on the Boonsboro Pike, nearly to Sharpsburg, were
September 17, 1862 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2011
2. September 17, 1862 Markers
The three September 17, 1862 markers are seen here (3 rightmost tablets). The Bloody Lane is also visible in the background.
withdrawn across the Antietam.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 122.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.174′ N, 77° 44.176′ 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. Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named September 17, 1862 (Continued) (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); September 17, 1862 (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 this marker); Army of the Potomac (a few steps from 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.
September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker
One of five tablets erected at this location to describe the activities of the Army of the Potomac from September 15-17, 1862.
 
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. Burnside's Corps Attacks the Lower Bridge. Battle map from Antietam on the Web showing the ninth phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Rodman's Division Crosses at Snavely's Ford. Battle map from Antietam on the Web showing the tenth phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

5. Burnside's Corps Advances on Sharpsburg. Battle map from Antietam on the Web showing the eleventh phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

6. A.P. Hill's Division Attacks Burnside's Flank. Battle map from Antietam on the Web showing the twelfth and final phase of the battle. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tablet Cluster next to the Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Tablet Cluster next to the Observation Tower
September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker<br>Second From the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. September 17, 1862 (Continued) Marker
Second From the Right
 
 
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 688 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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