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

Munford's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 
 
Munford's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Munford's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Munford's Brigade,
Stuart's Cavalry Division,

Brig. Gen. Thomas T. Munford, Commanding.
Organization
2nd Virginia Cavalry, 7th Virginia Cavalry,
12th Virginia Cavalry.
(September 16-18, 1862.)

The 2nd and 12th Virginia Cavalry reached the field on September 16th and took position on the extreme right of the Army of Northern Virginia, to cover the lower crossings of the Antietam. The 7th Virginia Cavalry took position, on the evening of the 16th on the Hagerstown Pike, northwest of Sharpsburg. It joined the brigade on the right on the 17th. The brigade remained on the right until the close of the battle.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 320.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.841′ N, 77° 44.756′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Harpers Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Harpers Ferry Road.
Munford's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Munford's Brigade Marker
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. Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division (here, next to this marker); Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Command (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Munford's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Munford assumed command of the brigade on September 6 when General Beverly H. Robertson was released on recruiting duty. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Thomas T. Munford. Thomas Taylor Munford (March 29,
Confederate Tablet Cluster at Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Confederate Tablet Cluster at Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue
At the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue stand, from left to right, tablets for Field's Brigade (Number 349), Branch's Brigade (Number 353), Hill's Light Division (Number 348), Munford's Brigade (Number 320), and A.P. Hill's Artillery Battalion (Number 372).
1831 – February 27, 1918) was an American farmer and Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Munford's Brigade Marker<br>Second From the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Munford's Brigade Marker
Second From the Right
Brig. General Thomas Taylor Munford (1831-1918) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Thomas Taylor Munford (1831-1918)
Munford's Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
6. Munford's Skirmish Line
Looking east from Harpers Ferry Road south of the battlefield park. Munford's Brigade was posted to protect several of the crossing points of along the Antietam below the Burnside Bridge, to include Myer's Ford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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