Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ninth Army Corps
Welsh's Brigade, Willcox's Division
Ninth Army Corps.
Welsh's Brigade, Willcox's Division.
Col. Thomas Welsh, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry, Commanding.
8th Michigan Infantry,
46th New York Infantry,
45th and 100th Pennsylvania Infantry.
September 17, 1862.
On the morning of the 17th Welsh's Brigade was in reserve on the eastern slope of the ridge on the left bank of the Antietam, nearly opposite the Burnside Bridge. About 2 p.m., after Sturgis' Division had carried the bridge, the brigade crossed and, following the road to Sharpsburg about 250 yards, formed line west of the road.
The brigade then advanced over the high ground west of the road, gradually crossing to the east, until its right was near this point, its center in the ravine and at the stone mill, and its left in the apple orchard beyond, when the attack of A.P. Hill on the left flank of the Corps compelled it to withdraw to the banks of the Antietam, where it remained until the evening of the 18th.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 64.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.354′ N, 77° Touch for map. 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. Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 500 feet away); 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 800 feet away); The Final Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Advance Was Made With the Utmost Enthusiasm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, IX Corps. Col. Welsh was a businessman before the war, but had served previously in the Mexican War. (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Thomas Welsh. Thomas Welsh (May 5, 1824–August 14, 1863) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Mexican-American (Submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.