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

9th New York Infantry

Hawkins’ Zouaves

 
 
9th New York Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. 9th New York Monument
Inscription. (West Face):
"Toujours Pret"
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.

(North Face):
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.

(East Face)
The greatest mortality ocurred near this position, where the regiment contended with a superior force of infantry and artillery.

(South Face)
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.
 
Erected 1897 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 27.166′ N, 77° 44.626′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg,
West Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. West Face of Monument
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.
 
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. mile away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (approx. mile away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. mile 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. Virtual tour of the Harpers Ferry Road by markers.
 
Also see . . .  9th New York Infantry Monument
North Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. North Face of Monument
. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
East Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
4. East Face of Monument
South Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
5. South Face of Monument
The Zouave's Advance Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. The Zouave's Advance Position
Looking north from the monument. The furthest advance of the 9th New York was at this point, facing west (left), driving Kemper's and Drayton's Brigades from positions near here. The National Cemetery is seen on the hills in the background.
High Point of the Union Attack image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
7. High Point of the Union Attack
An older marker at the base of the monument contains a depiction of the fighting at this point in the battle. The image shown is a version of a sketch by artist Edwin Forbes of the 9th New York Regiment (Hawkins' Zouaves) in their distinctive uniforms at the height of the attack.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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