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

Major General Israel B. Richardson

 
 
Major General Israel B. Richardson Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Major General Israel B. Richardson Monument
Inscription.
Major General
Israel B. Richardson
U.S.A.
Mortally Wounded
45 Yards N. 32'E.

 
Location. 39° 28.166′ N, 77° 44.166′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Richardson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery (here, next to this marker); Irish Brigade (here, next to this marker); War Department Observation Tower (a few steps from this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); September 17, 1862 (Continued) (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named September 17, 1862 (Continued) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a Model 1857 12pdr Light Field Gun, also known as a "Napoleon."
Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. Observation Tower
Three monuments - the Irish Brigade, Hexamer's New Jersey Battery, and General Richardson's Mortuary Monument - stand at the base of the tower.

 
Regarding Major General Israel B. Richardson. 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 marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. General Richardson's gravesite.
 
Also see . . .
1. Six Generals Killed at Antietam. The locations of six generals killed in the battle are marked by muzzle down cannon. General Richardson was wounded by an artillery shell, and died of those wounds on November 3, 1862. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Major General Israel B. Richardson. Biographical sketch of General "Fighting Dick" Richardson. (Submitted on February 22, 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
 
Major General Israel B. Richardson Mortuary Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. Major General Israel B. Richardson Mortuary Cannon
Richardson's Division Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 30, 2006
4. Richardson's Division Advance
Seen from the Observation Tower, Richardson moved his division from the Roulette Farm in the distance through the fields in front of the Sunken Road. At a point about 45 yards to the north (in the direction of view), Richardson was mortally wounded while ordering up more artillery to support the advance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,367 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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