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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps

 
 
Kanawha Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Kanawha Division Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps.

Col. E.P. Scammon, 23d Ohio Infantry, Commanding.
September 16-17, 1862.

On the evening of September 16th the Kanawha Division was on the ridge east of the Antietam; Crook's Brigade north of the Burnside Bridge, Ewing's Brigade southeast of it. On the morning of the 17th Crook's Brigade, preceded by the 11th Connecticut of Harland's Brigade, Rodman's division, attempted to carry the Burnside Bridge but failed. About 2:00 p.m. Crook crossed the bridge and formed in support of Sturgis' Division, which position he retained after Willcox relieved Sturgis. Ewing's Brigade crossed the Antietam at Snavely's Ford and moved in support of Rodman's Division. The division reached the line of the stone fence along this road, its right at this point, its left 535 yards southwest.

It checked temporarily the advance of A.P. Hill's Division but, its left having been turned, was compelled to retire to the shelter of the ridge east of this.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 59.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.155′ N, 77° 44.368′ 
Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps Marker
W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. 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. Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. Kanawha Division, IX Corps Markers
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Kanawha Division, IX Corps. When General Cox stepped
Tablet Number 59 along Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Tablet Number 59 along Branch Avenue
The tablet stands between the positions along what is now Branch Avenue occupied by Crook's Brigade (to the north behind the camera) and Ewing's Brigade (to the south).
up to command the Corps, Col. Scammon became the division's commander. This made Scammon the junior divisional commander on the Federal side during the battle. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Eliakim P. Scammon. Eliakim Scammon (December 27, 1816 – December 7, 1894) was a career officer in the United States Army, serving as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps Marker
Brig. General Eliakim P. Scammon (1816-1984) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Eliakim P. Scammon (1816-1984)
He fought well at the Battle of Antietam, where his men were counterattacked by late-arriving Confederate reinforcements under A.P. Hill.
11th Ohio Attempts to Cross Burnside Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. 11th Ohio Attempts to Cross Burnside Bridge
From the east end of the bridge looking east toward the 11th Connecticut Monument. The 11th Ohio attempted to follow the 11th Connecticut at around 10:15 on the morning of the 17th. Failing in the attempt, the regiment fell back in a supporting position.
The 28th Ohio Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
7. The 28th Ohio Position
For a portion of the morning, the 28th Ohio occupied the high ground here, supporting the attempts to seize the Lower Bridge. Later the regiment sent five companies to cross at a point north of the bridge, near where the modern Burnside Bridge Bypass bridge crosses the Antietam. The crossing occurred at about the same time the 51st New York and 51st Pennsylvania stormed the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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