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

First Army Corps

 
 
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. First Army Corps Marker
Inscription.
U.S.A.
First Army Corps.

Anderson's Brigade of Meade's Division bivouacked in this low field the night of September 16, 1862.

Its outposts were established in the south edge of the wood in front and beyond the Hagerstown Pike to the west.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.319′ N, 77° 44.997′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Mansfield Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located to the west of stop two 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. A different marker also named First Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Union Line of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Army Corps
Bivouac Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Bivouac Area
Meade's division awaited dawn of the 17th of September 1862 in the low ground beside the Joseph Poffenberger Farm, to the left of this photo on the north side of Mansfield Avenue. The road is a modern addition to allow visitors easy access to the North Woods area of the battle. In 1862, the ground to the right of the road (south) was the North Woods.
(about 300 feet away); Patrick's Brigade (about 300 feet away); The 7th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 7th Regiment Pennsylvania (about 700 feet away); Clara Barton (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Division, I Corps. Meade's Division was made of three brigades (thirteen regiments) of Pennsylvania Reserves. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. First Army Corps Marker
Tablets along Mansfield Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Tablets along Mansfield Avenue
Behind the markers is the site of the J. Poffenberger Farm.
First Army Corps Marker (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. First Army Corps Marker (Right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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