Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Morell's Division, Fifth Army Corps
Morell's Division, Fifth Army Corps.
Maj. Gen. George W. Morell, Commanding.
September 17 and 18, 1862.
Morell's Division relieved Richardson's Division of the Second Corps at about 8.30 a.m. Sept. 17.
Two brigades of this division were withdrawn at about 2 p.m. of the 17th and sent to the assistance of General Sumner on the extreme right, but returned, without becoming engaged, after dark on the same day.
On Sept. 18, Morell's Division relieved the Ninth Corps at the Burnside Bridge.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 26.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.134′ N, 77° 42.975′ 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 on the east side of Antietam Creek along the 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. Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Fifth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Corps, 2nd Division Position (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Pry Family Upheaval (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 1st Division, V Corps. Morell's Division was mostly out of the battle throughout the day, held in reserve. Elements of the division would be engaged days later in a series of attacks across the Potomac against Confederate positions near Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia). (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.