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

5th Corps, 2nd Division Position

 
 
5th Corps, 2nd Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
1. 5th Corps, 2nd Division Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.

On the afternoon of September 15, 1862, the two regular brigades of Sykes' Division, Fifth Army Corps went into position a few feet west of this road and parallel to it, where they remained until the morning of the 19th.

This tablet marks the right of the Division and of Buchanan's Brigade.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number Q.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.976′ N, 77° 43.05′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Porterstown Road and Boonsboro Pike (Maryland Highway 34), on the right when traveling east on Porterstown Road. Touch for map. 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. Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Second Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Morell's Division, Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported
5th Corps, 2nd Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
2. 5th Corps, 2nd Division Tablet
The tablet stands outside the park boundary, bordering private property.
missing); Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middle Bridge (approx. half a mile away); 4th and 12th U.S. Infantry (approx. half a mile away); The Newcomer House (approx. half a mile 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. Sykes' (2nd) Division V Corps Markers
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Division, V Corps. Sykes division consisted of two brigades of U.S. Regulars and a third with New York regiments. The division referred to themselves as "Sykes' Regulars." (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Regulars Division Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. Regulars Division Position
The regulars were positioned along the ridge line just east of Antietam Creek. In this field were stationed the 3rd, 4th, 12th, and 14th U.S. Infantry Regiments, with the others further south.
 
 
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 865 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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