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Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Twelfth United States Infantry

 
 
12th U.S. Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
1. 12th U.S. Infantry Tablet
The Tablet differs from most of the series, not having the U.S.A. heading.
Inscription.
First Battalion,
Twelfth United States Infantry.

Captain M.M. Blunt, Commanding.

At sunset, September 16, 1862, the First Battalion, Twelfth Infantry, relieved the Fourth Infantry, guarding the middle bridge over the Antietam and remained on that duty until after noon of the 17th, when it advanced in support of the horse batteries, posted on the crest of the ridge crossing the road a few feet west of this point. Winthrop's Company (G) was deployed in skirmishing order down the road and in the fields south of it to drive back the Confederate Sharpshooters, who were annoying the gunners, and continued on this duty until late in the day, when it was relieved by the Fourth Infantry, the Second and 10th Infantry and the Second Battalion of the Fourteenth Infantry.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 88.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.777′ N, 77° 43.969′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the west entrance
Two Tablets at the Entrnace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
2. Two Tablets at the Entrnace
At the west entrance to the picnic area stand tablets for the 12th U.S. Infantry (left, number 88) and 14th U.S. Infantry (right, number 80).
to the picnic area along Boonsboro Pike. 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. Fifth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); V Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 400 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 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Battalion, 12th U.S. Infantry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps. For the days action, the battalion reported one killed and three wounded. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The 1st Battalion Advances along Antietam Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. The 1st Battalion Advances along Antietam Creek
The 1st Battalion of the 12th U.S. advanced along the low ground on the west side of the Antietam around mid day on the 17th. The battalion's advance continued to the high ground overlooking the creek. This photo was taken from the banks of the Antietam Creek, looking west. The field is currently used for pasture and not open to the public.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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