Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ninth Army Corps
Ninth Army Corps.
Brig. Gen. J.D. Cox, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.
On the morning of the 17th, the Ninth Army Corps was in position behind the ridges on the east bank of the Antietam.
At 1 p.m., Sturgis' Division assaulted and carried the Burnside Bridge and formed line on the high ground west of the stream.
Crook's Brigade of the Kanawha Division crossed and formed on Sturgis' right in support. Rodman's Division crossed at Snavely's Ford and formed on Sturgis' left.
Ewing's Brigade of the Kanawha Division crossed at Snavely's Ford and formed in support of Rodman.
Between 2 and 3 p.m., Willcox's Division crossed the bridge and relieved Sturgis.
Four batteries of Artillery crossed the bridge and went into position along the line of battle.
(Second, continuation, tablet):
About 3 p.m., Willcox's and Rodman's Divisions, with their supporting Brigades, advanced on Sharpsburg, Willcox following the road leading to the town, Rodman moving over the hill on his left.
The right of Willcox's was checked on the high ground east of the Sharpsburg Road; the left, passing a few yards east of this point, gained the stone mill and the house beyond and penetrated the orchard, Crook's Brigade moving up to this fence in support.
Rodman's left having been repulsed by the advance of A.P. Hill's Division, the whole line, after a contest in which all the brigades of the Corps were engaged, was drawn back to the cover of the high ground bordering the Antietam.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 70.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.196′ N, 77° 44.353′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop 10, the Final Attack, 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 Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); "It Is A.P. Hill" (a few steps from this marker); Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Advance Was Made With the Utmost Enthusiasm (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. IX Corps, Army of the Potomac. The IX Corps was commanded by Major General Jesse Reno at the beginning of the campaign. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Jacob Dolson Cox. Jacob Dolson Cox, (Jr.) (October 27, 1828 – August 4, 1900) was a lawyer, a Union Army general during the American Civil War, and later a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 28th Governor of Ohio and as United States Secretary of the Interior. (Submitted on October 5, 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 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 5, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 9, 10. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.