Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Brigade, Cavalry Division
First Brigade, Cavalry Division.
Major Charles J. Whiting, 2nd U.S. Cavalry,
5th and 6th United States Cavalry.
(September 17, 1862.)
The Fifth United States Cavalry, Captain Joseph H. McArthur commanding, crossed the middle bridge over the Antietam shortly before noon and took position on the right of the road, its left resting at this point, in support to the Artillery in its front. It was withdrawn across the creek late in the day.
The Sixth United States Cavalry, Capitan William P. Sanders commanding, was detached and deployed in skirmishing order, as a Provost Guard, in rear of the right wing of the Army of the Potomac.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 89.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.826′ N, 77° 43.792′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in a tablet cluster near the picnic area in Antietam Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Third Brigade, Cavalry Division (here, next to this marker); Cavalry Division (here, next to this marker); Second Brigade, Cavalry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel James H. Childs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA (about 500 feet away); Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet 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. Federal Cavalry Division Tablets and Monuments
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division. (Submitted on April 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 732 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.