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

Archer's Brigade

 
 
Archer's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Archer's Brigade Tablet
This is a new, replacement tablet and lacks the date section found on most other tablets on the battlefield. As late as 1998 this tablet was reported as missing.
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Archer's Brigade

In its advance from the Antietam Furnace Road, west of this point, on the afternoon of September 17th, 1862. Archer's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Division encountered the Federal troops posted behind the stone wall forming the western line of the 40 acre cornfield.

Greggs movement on the left flank of the Federal line having compelled it to retire, Archer's Brigade charged over the fence and across the cornfield, but was repulsed with considerable loss and fell back to this side of the fence, where it remained until withdrawn to recross the Potomac on the morning of the 19th.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 370.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.925′ N, 77° 44.461′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the right 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. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Ninth Army Corps
Archer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Archer's Brigade Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 300 feet away); Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Jackson's Command (about 500 feet away). 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. Follow Archer's Brigade by tablets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Tennessee Brigade. Archer's Brigade was composed of the 1st, 7th and 14th Tennessee Infantry with the 19th Georgia Infantry Regiment
Archer's Brigade Tablet on the Confederate side of Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Archer's Brigade Tablet on the Confederate side of Branch Avenue
and the 5th Alabama Battalion (left at Harpers Ferry on guard duty). (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Archer's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Archer's Brigade Marker
Archer's Brigade Enters the 40 Acre Cornfield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Archer's Brigade Enters the 40 Acre Cornfield
Archer's Brigade charged over the fence, represented today by the stone wall on the east side of Branch Avenue, and into the 40 acre cornfield. Once entering the field, they were in the open and subjected to fire from several batteries of Federal artillery. The Brigade's line of advance was between the camera's position and the culvert at the bottom of the ravine, moving from left to right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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