Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Garland's Brigade, D.H. Hill's Division
Garland's Brigade, D.H. Hill's Division,
Col. D.K. McRae, 5th North Carolina, Commanding.
5th, 12th, 13th, 20th, and 23d North Carolina Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)
On the night of September 16, Garland's Brigade bivouacked in the fields south east of Roulette's House. Early on the 17th, it moved to the support of Ripley and Colquitt and, crossing the Smoketown Road a few feet east of this point, made effort to form on Colquitt's right, but was thrown into confusion and halted in the woods, under cover of boulders, rock ledges and rolling ground, a few yards in advance of this. The advance of Greene's division, Twelfth Corps, struck it in flank and caused it to retired in disorder across the Mumma Fields; a part of the brigade rallying in the west end of the Sunken Road and joining a remnant of Colquitt's Brigade, the remainder retreating to Sharpsburg, where it was partially rallied and assisted Evan's Brigade in checking the advance of the Federals on and south of the Boonsboro Pike.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 340.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Located at the pull off for stop three of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. 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. Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); The East Woods (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Army Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); First New Jersey Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Regarding Jackson's Command. This marker is included on the East Woods 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. Garland's Brigade Positions.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Garland's Brigade. When Garland was killed at the battle of South Mountain, Col. D.K. McRae assumed command of the brigade. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the East Woods. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Col. Duncan Kirkland McRae. He had attended the University of North Carolina and William & Mary College (Va). He was U.S. District Attorney for North Carolina from 1843-50, was the US Consul-General in Paris from 1853 until 1858, and ran unsuccessfully for Governor of his state in 1858 (defeated by John W. Ellis). He was appointed Colonel of the Fifth NC Infantry by Governor Ellis when that Regiment organized on 8 May 1861. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 730 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.