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Ninth Army Corps

Nagle's Brigade, Sturgis’ Division

 
 
Nagle's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Nagle's Brigade Tablet
General Willcox's name is misspelled on the marker.
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Ninth Army Corps,
Nagle's Brigade, Sturgis' Division

Brig. Gen. James Nagle, Commanding.
Organization.
2nd Maryland Infantry, 9th New Hampshire Infantry,
6th New Hampshire Infantry, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry.
(September, 17, 1862.)

The brigade assisted in carrying the Burnside Bridge, and crossed it soon after 1 p.m. After the repulse of the three divisions of Wilcox, Scammon and Rodman later in the day Ferrero's and Nagle's Brigades advanced to the crest of the ridge about 420 yards east of this to check Confederate pursuit. The 48th Pennsylvania supported and relieved the 51st Pennsylvania, engaging the Confederates posted on this line and behind the stone walls right and left of this point. The engagement continued into the night, and the regiment and brigade bivouacked on the ground on which they had fought.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 124.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.053′ N, 77° 44.405′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the right when traveling south
Ninth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Ninth Army Corps Marker
. 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. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); Durellís Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); Branch's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (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); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. James Nagle. James Nagle (April 5, 1822 – August 22, 1866) was
Nagle's Brigade Tablet next to the 48th Pennsylvania Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Nagle's Brigade Tablet next to the 48th Pennsylvania Regiment Monument
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
 
Ninth Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Ninth Army Corps Marker
Brig. General James Nagle (1822-1866) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General James Nagle (1822-1866)
He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers on September 10, 1862, and at Antietam his brigade performed an important part in carrying what later became known as Burnside's Bridge, which, according to army commander George B. McClellan, saved the day.
Nagle's Brigade Checks the Confederate Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Nagle's Brigade Checks the Confederate Advance
Looking east from the tablet location at the ridge line west of Burnside Bridge. Nagle's Brigade were posted on the high ground to deflect Confederate attacks, part of A.P. Hill's Division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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