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First Army Corps

Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division

 
 
Patrick's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Patrick's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
First Army Corps
Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division,

Brigadier General M.R. Patrick, commanding.
Organization.
21st, 23d, 35th and 80th New York Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)

Patrick's Brigade formed line north of Joseph Poffenberger's at 5/30 a.m. and advanced on the east of the Hagerstown Pike in support of Gibbon's Brigade. The 80th New York was sent to support Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery, 130 yards south of Miller's barn, and the 23d moved into the field west of this point. The 21st and 35th, in close support of Gibbon's Right, swept through the West Woods and open ground east of them in the direction of the Dunkard Church, being rejoined on the way by the 23d. The three regiments were checked and obliged to fall back to the cover of Miller's barn and the rocky ledges south and west of it. After an interval of nearly an hour the three regiments again advanced in support of Goodrich's Brigade, Twelfth Corps, but were compelled to fall back. After the repulse of Sedgwick's Division, the brigade was withdrawn to a position east of the Pike in support of the artillery of the First Corps.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. First Army Corps Marker
in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.981′ N, 77° 45.118′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Stuart's Cavalry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twelfth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Patrick's Brigade Tablets
 
Also see . . .
Patrick's Brigade Tablet beside the Modern Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Patrick's Brigade Tablet beside the Modern Hagerstown Pike

1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps. The brigade consisted of four New York regiments. Prior to the battle, when Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery was short of men, Private William P. Hogarty of the 23rd New York volunteered to serve with the guns. At Antietam and Fredericksburg, Hogarty acted gallantly, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Marsena R. Patrick. Marsena Rudolph Patrick (March 15, 1811 – July 27, 1888) was a college president and an officer in the United States Army, serving as a general in the Union volunteer forces during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. First Army Corps Marker
Brig. General Marsena Rudolph Patrick (1811-1888) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Marsena Rudolph Patrick (1811-1888)
Patrick's brigade (renumbered as the 3rd Brigade) suffered hundreds of casualties in the Maryland Campaign, seeing action at the battles of South Mountain and Antietam.
D.R. Miller Farm Seen from near the Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. D.R. Miller Farm Seen from near the Marker Location
Looking east from the marker location, the D.R. Miller farm stood along the original roadbed of the Hagerstown Pike.
Patrick's Brigade Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. Patrick's Brigade Advance
After deploying off the (Old) Hagerstown Pike, Patrick's Brigade cleared the Confederates from the area of the rock ledge north of the West Woods. During that process, the right flank of the brigade advanced through this section of the battlefield, where now the modern Hagerstown Pike (Maryland 65) passes. This view is looking north from the marker location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 13, 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 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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