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Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps.

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

Brig. Gen. George S. Greene, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

Greene's Division crossed the Antietam, by the Upper Bridge, about midnight of the 16th and bivouacked on the Hoffman Farm.

On the morning of the 17th, it followed Williams' Division, west of this road, and formed line about 8 a.m. a short distance north-west of this point. The Division then advanced in line of battle, Tyndale on the right and Stainrook on the left of this road, and relieved the left of Crawford's Brigade of the Twelfth Corps.

In this advance the division encountered the right flank of the Confederate line in the East Woods, turned it after a short and severe contest and, moving obliquely to the left crossed the Smoketown Road and followed in pursuit to the ridge, on Mumma's Farm, opposite the Dunkard Church.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 48.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.008′ N, 77° 44.516′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Smoketown Road
Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. Marker
and Mansfield Monument Road, on the right when traveling south on Smoketown Road. Touch for map. Located opposite the Mansfield Monument. 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. Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); First Army Corps (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Mansfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Joseph K. F. Mansfield (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 400 feet away); William's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Greene's Division, 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 sequence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Tablet Cluster at the Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Tablet Cluster at the Intersection
From left to right numbers 50, 49, 48, and 17.
 

2. 2nd Division, XII Corps. (Submitted on March 5, 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. George S. Greene. George Sears Greene (May 6, 1801 – January 28, 1899) was a civil engineer and a Union general during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. Marker<br>Second From the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. Marker
Second From the Right
Brig. General George S. Greene (1801-1899) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General George S. Greene (1801-1899)
Under immense pressure, Greene held his small division (only 1,727 men engaged at the start of the day) in advance of the rest of the army for four hours, but eventually withdrew after suffering heavy losses.
Greene's Division Deploys image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Greene's Division Deploys
Tyndale's Brigade formed into line on the ground here north of the modern Mansfield Monument Road, off the Smoketown Road (seen running from the left).
Greene's Division Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. Greene's Division Advance
After breaking out of the East Woods, Greene's division continued southwest along the Smoketown Road. The advance would continue into the West Woods on the far side of the Hagerstown Pike. From this view, on the left horizon is the New York State monument near the visitors center. The woods in the distance directly down the road are the West Woods, near the Dunker Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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