Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Brigade, Cavalry Division
Third Brigade, Cavalry Division.
Col. Richard H. Rush, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry,
4th and 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
(September 17, 1862.)
The Third Brigade supported Battery A, (Tidball's) 2nd U.S. Artillery in its advance, piece by piece, to the crest of the ridge in front, by deploying on either side of this road, -the 4th Pennsylvania on the right and the 6th Pennsylvania on the left,- and forcing back the Confederate skirmishers. Col. James H. Childs, commanding 4th Regiment, when on the road a few yards east of this point, was mortally wounded by a rifled shot. The brigade was relieved by the advance of the regular infantry late in the afternoon.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 91.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.825′ N, 77° 43.794′ 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. First 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 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery (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); Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division. (Submitted on April 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. A history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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