Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fifth Army Corps
First Battalion Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
Fifth Army Corps.
First Battalion (8 Cos) Fourteenth U.S. Infantry.
Capt. W. Harvey Brown, 14th U.S. Infantry, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.
At 3 p.m. the First Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam at the Middle Bridge advanced on this road to this point and formed on the hill and in the ravine south of this tablet, the right of the battalion resting on this road. At dusk, Companies F, and G. deployed as skirmishers, advanced about 200 yards to Sherrick's Lane, formed on the right of the Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry, and engaged the enemy.
The Battalion was withdrawn at dark and recrossed the Antietam.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 80.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.777′ N, 77° 43.971′ W. Marker is near 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 to the picnic area along Boonsboro Pike. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Twelfth United States Infantry (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 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fifth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); Batteries C and G, 3d 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, 14th U.S. Infantry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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