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3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry

 
 
3rd Maryland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. 3rd Maryland Monument
The monument misspells Col. Stainrook's name.
Inscription.
Maryland
3rd Md. Infantry.
2nd Stainbrook's Brigade.
2nd Greene's Division.
12th Mansfield's Corps.
Advanced to the corner
of the Dunkard Church,
in front of this
Marker. Loss, 4 killed,
25 wounded.
The monument to the
Maryland troops is
near the Dunkard
Church.

 
Erected 1900 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 28.455′ N, 77° 44.76′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the exit to the Antietam Battlefield visitors center. 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. Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Namesake (within shouting distance of this marker); O.T. Reilly Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); A Converging Storm of Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command
3rd Maryland Monument and Stainrook's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. 3rd Maryland Monument and Stainrook's Brigade Tablet
The exit from the Visitors Center and the artillery display are seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder (within shouting distance of this marker); 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 Stainrook's Brigade by tablets and monuments.
 
Also see . . .
1. 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Maryland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps. Commanded by Lt. Col. Joseph M. Sudsburg during the battle, the regiment suffered 20% casualties during the battle. (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Joseph M. Sudsburg. Sudsburg was another revolutionary who fled Europe in the 1850s. This family history site offers details of Sudsburg's military service and civilian
3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry Monument
life. (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Federals Sieze the Dunker Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
4. Federals Sieze the Dunker Church
For a short period around noon, portions of Greene's Division including Stainrook's Brigade crossed the Hagerstown Pike and held the Dunker Church. Forming a perimeter around the church area, the regiments of the brigade defended the sector against determined Confederate efforts to retake the position. The 3rd Maryland anchored their line on the Pike, near the intersection with the park visitors center exit, extending to the west (left of photo) facing south. On their right was the 111th Pennsylvania.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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