Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade 2nd Division 9th Corps
Location 385 yards south 70 degrees east
Casualties at Antietam
Organized August September 1861
Mustered out July 17th 1865
Recruited in Schuylkill County
Battles Participated in
Newbern - Spotsylvania
Second Bull Run - North Anna
Chantilly - Totopotomy
South Mountain - Bethesda Church
Antietam - Cold Harbor
Fredericksburg - Petersburg
Blue Springs - Weldon Rail Road
Campbell's Station - Poplar Spring Church
Siege of Knoxville - Boydton Plank Road
Wilderness - Assault on Petersburg
Dug Petersburg Mine
Commenced June 25 - Exploded June 30 1864
Organizer and first
Colonel of this regiment
Brigadier General of Volunteers
on the battlefield of Antietam
September 17, 1862
Company B 1st Penna. Regiment
War with Mexico
6th, 48th, 39th, 149th Regiments
War of the Rebellion
Born April 5th 1822
Died April 22d 1866
Erected 1904 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 27.056′ N, 77° 44.405′ 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Durell’s Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Branch's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away); Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. A Monumental Task. The statue of General Nagle is missing a piece. A sword once hung from the subject's belt (see photos on the site). This blog writer has a project to restore the sword. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. James Nagle. James Nagle (April 5, 1822 – August 22, 1866) was an officer in the United States Army in both the Mexican War and the Civil War. During the latter conflict, he recruited and commanded four infantry regiments from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and led two different brigades in the Eastern Theater. (Submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 7. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 8, 9. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.