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Twelfth Army Corps

Crawford's Brigade Williams’ Division

 
 
Twelfth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Twelfth Army Corps Marker
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Twelfth Army Corps
Crawford's Brigade Williams' Division.

Brig. General Samuel W. Crawford, Commanding.
Organization.
10th Maine, 28th New York, 46th, 124th,
125th and 128th Pennsylvania Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Crawford's Brigade advanced from Line's Farm, at daybreak, on the right of Williams' Division. The 124th Pennsylvania was detached and supported Magilton's Brigade of Meade's Division, in its engagement on the north edge of the cornfield. In its deployment the brigade moved to the left in support of Rickett's Division, a part of which it relieved at this point, and occupied the north east corner of the cornfield and a part of the East Woods, where it was heavily engaged. Upon the turning of the Confederate flank by Greene's Division, the 125th Pennsylvania advanced across the fields north of the Smoketown Road and penetrated the woods around the Dunkard Church. The Brigade supported Sedgwick's Division in its advance and, later in the day, formed in support of the Sixth Corps.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 
Twelfth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Twelfth Army Corps Marker
29.063′ N, 77° 44.561′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Mansfield Avenue and Smoketown Road, on the left when traveling east on Mansfield Avenue. Touch for map. Located at a "dogleg" of Mansfield Avenue before the intersection with the Smoketown Road. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry (here, next to this marker); William's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); Mansfield (about 500 feet away); Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Twelfth Army Corps. This marker is included on the East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in
Crawford's Brigade Tablet next to the 12th Pennslyvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Crawford's Brigade Tablet next to the 12th Pennslyvania Cavalry Monument
sequence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps. When Crawford moved up to the Division to replace Williams at around 9 a.m., Col. Joseph F. Knipe took command of the brigade for the remainder of the day. (Submitted on March 4, 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. Samuel W. Crawford. Samuel Wylie Crawford (November 8, 1829 – November 3, 1892) was a United States Army surgeon and a Union general in the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Twelfth Army Corps Marker<br>First From the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Twelfth Army Corps Marker
First From the Right
Brig. General Samuel W. Crawford (1829-1892) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Samuel W. Crawford (1829-1892)
At the Battle of Antietam, Crawford temporarily commanded his division when Brig. Gen Alpheus S. Williams was elevated to command the XII Corps. Crawford's temporary command was short, however, when he was wounded in the right thigh. He stayed on the field until he became weak from loss of blood and had to be carried off. The wound took eight months to heal properly.
Northeast Corner of the East Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Northeast Corner of the East Woods
Crawford's brigade moved into the East Woods near this point, to the north of the "dog leg" of Mansfield Avenue. The brigade faced into the cornfield, fighting a mixed force of Confederates. After driving them back, Crawford's brigade advanced to the south to support Greene's division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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