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

4th New York Volunteer Infantry

 

—1st Scott Life Guard —

 
4th New York Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. 4th New York Volunteers Monument
Inscription. (Top Plaque):
4th
New York Vols.
First Scott Life Guard
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division
2nd Corps


(Lower Plaque):
Mustered in service May 4, 1861. Participated with the
Army of the Potomac in the Battles of South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

Killed at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862
Co. A Color Sergt. A. Biering
Co. A Private John Byrnes
Co. A Private J. Corcoran
Co. A. Private W. McManus
Co. B. Capt. John S. Downs
Co. B. 1st Sergt. H. Pickham
Co. B. Private J. McDonald
Co. B. Private Chas Jones
Co. B. Private W.L. Norris
Co. B. Private John Burns
Co. C. Capt. H.K. Chapman
Co. C. Corporal H. Wolfe
Co. C. Private James Price
Co. D. Private Philip Diehl
Co. D. Private G. Frederick
Co. D. Private F.H. Hausman
Co. D. Private F. Wilbert
Co. E. Private Thomas Hickey
Co. E. Private W. McKnight
Co. F Private F. Hermann
Co. F. Private Saml. Fites
Co.
4th New York Volunteer Infantry Marker (Lower Plaque) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
2. 4th New York Volunteer Infantry Marker (Lower Plaque)
G. Sergt. V.B. Carpenter
Co. G. Corp. R. Aginton
Co. G. Private Chas. Wolf
Co. G. Private M. Hines
Co. G. Private J. Stewart
Co. G. Private Francis
Co. I Corporal E.J. Flagg
Co. I Private J. Blumenshein
Co. I Private Jas. Hunt
Co. I Private P. Riley
Co. I. Private Phil Rudden
Co. I. Private B. Gordon
Co. K. Sergt. S.T. Willetts
Co. K. Corp. Joshua Smith
Co. K. Private John Hughes
Co. K. J.H. Sharrock

 
Erected 1887 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 27.592′ N, 77° 44.483′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Antietam National Cemetery, stop eleven on the driving tour of the battlefield. 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. Unknown Union Soldiers of the Irish Brigade
National Cemtetery, Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
3. National Cemtetery, Antietam Battlefield
The 4th New York Monument stands just in front of the first line of headstones.
(here, next to this marker); 20th New York Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Reserve Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); The Soldier’s Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 4th New York Volunteer Infantry Monument.
4th NY Volunteer Infantry Marker in Antietam Nat'l Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
4. 4th NY Volunteer Infantry Marker in Antietam Nat'l Cemetery
National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 4th New York Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps. The regiment was known as the "First Scott Life Guard" in honor of General Winfield Scott. (Submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
4th New York at the Sunken Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
5. 4th New York at the Sunken Road
The 4th New York attacked the Sunken Road as part of French's Divisional assault on the Confederates. The 4th was the left most unit of Weber's Brigade in the first wave. Their position was to the southeast (right) of the Roulette Farm Lane, seen here running beside the stone wall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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