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.
Erected 1897 by State of New York.
Location. 39° 27.166′ N, 77° 44.626′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, 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. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles 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 . . .
1. 9th New York Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Hawkins' Zouaves. Commanded by Lt. Col. Edgar Kimball at the battle. Captain Adolphe Libaire, of Company E, was awarded the Medal of Honor for personally posting the colors of the regiment forward in the face of enemy fire. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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 748 times since then and 32 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.