Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
9th New York Infantry
Erected by the State of New
York to the memory of the Ninth
New York Infantry - Hawkins
Zouaves - who fought on this
Field, Sept. 17, 1862.
Members present for duty in
action 373, killed 54, wounded 158, missing 28, total loss 240.
Two Companies were detailed and engaged elsewhere and did not participate in the advance.
The greatest mortality ocurred near this position, where the regiment contended with a superior force of infantry and artillery.
About 2 P.M. having forded the Antietam Creek, the regiment meeting with desperate resistance, advanced to this position and held it until ordered elsewhere.
Location. 39° 27.166′ N, 77° 44.626′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Harpers Ferry Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the end of a trail to Hawkins Zouave Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General Isaac P. Rodman (a few steps from this marker); 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemper's (Va) Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (approx. ¼ mile away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
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Also see . . . 9th New York Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 8. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.