Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fifth Army Corps
Fifth Army Corps.
Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter, Commanding.
September 15 and 16, 1862.
The Fifth Army Corps constituted the reserve of the Army of the Potomac. Its advance, Sykes' Division, reached this point in the afternoon of Sept. 15.
On the morning of Sept. 16, it formed in the fields to the south of the Boonsboro Pike in support of the Reserve Artillery which occupied the ridge in front of this point.
Morell's Division arrived at Keeysville about noon on Sept. 16, and encamped in the fields west of the town.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 33.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.13′ N, 77° 42.957′ 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. 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. 5th Corps, 2nd Division Position (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army Headquarters (approx. half a mile Pry Family Upheaval (approx. half a mile away); Second Army Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Middle Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Newcomer House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Heart of the Civil War (approx. 0.7 miles away); 4th and 12th U.S. Infantry (approx. 0.7 miles 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. Markers and Monuments covering V Corps, V Corps Artillery, 1st and 2nd Divisions.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. General Porter was somewhat a "political" casualty of the campaign. Being rather close to McClellan, he became the focus of an investigation regarding the Second Bull Run and Antietam Campaigns. Eventually he was court martialed and dismissed from the army. Only in 1878 was his record cleared. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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