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Second Army Corps

Weber's Brigade, French's Division

 
 
Weber's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. Weber's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Second Army Corps.
Weber's Brigade, French's Division.

Brig. Gen. Max Weber, Commanding.
Organization.
1st Delaware Infantry,
5th Maryland Infantry,
4th New York Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Weber's Brigade, forming the advance of French's Division, encountered the enemy near Roulette's House at about 9:15 a.m. pushed them back to the Bloody Lane and gained a position on the high ground about 60 yards north of this point. Here the brigade became engaged in an obstinate contest with the enemy, which was maintained until, having lost one-third of its numbers in killed and wounded, it was relieved by Morris' Brigade and withdrawn to the vicinity of Roulette's House where it remained until the close of the day.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.287′ N, 77° 44.443′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Richardson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in a Federal tablet cluster on the northwestern end of the Sunken Road.
Second Army Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Second Army Corps 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. A different marker also named Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker); French's Division, Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker); 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); 5th Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Delaware Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps. Weber was one of many refugees from the revolutions of mid-Century Germany. Active with the Turner organization, he actually helped form the 20th New York, which also fought here at Antietam but in a different brigade. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Max Weber. Max Weber (August 27, 1824 –
Monuments and Markers on the Northern End of the Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Monuments and Markers on the Northern End of the Sunken Road
From left to right: The 5th Maryland Infantry Monument, French's Division Tablet (Number 40), Weber's Brigade Tablet (Number 43), Morris' Brigade Tablet (Number 42), and the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument.
June 15, 1901) was a military officer in the armies of Germany and later the United States, most known for serving as a brigadier general in the Union army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Second Army Corps Marker<br>Second Marker from the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Second Army Corps Marker
Second Marker from the Left
The 5th Maryland's Attempt at the Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
5. The 5th Maryland's Attempt at the Sunken Road
At the center of Weber's Brigade was the 5th Maryland Infantry. The regiment advanced forward over the rise here beyond the snake rail fence, seen from the Sunken Road near the tablet location. In the distance on the rise is the 5th Maryland, Companies A and I Monument, indicating the furthest advance of that element.
Advance of the 4th New York image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. Advance of the 4th New York
Looking east across the field in front of the Sunken Road from Roulette's Farm Lane. On the left (southeast) of the 5th Maryland was the 4th New York, advancing from the opposite side of the Roulette Farm Lane. The New Yorkers advanced to a point about 100 yards from the Sunken Road (which runs just beside the snake rail fence on the right).
Brig. General Max Weber (1824–1901) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. Brig. General Max Weber (1824–1901)
Weber's brigade was the first to attack the Sunken Road during the Battle of Antietam. His right arm was grievously wounded in the ill-fated attack on the Confederate positions. The injury forced Weber off to a series of desk assignments for the duration of the conflict.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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