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By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
Sixth Army Corps Marker
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "The End of the Confederacy Was In Sight"
Major General Edwin Sumner commanded the Second Corps, largest corps in the Union Army of the Potomac - but he never could get his three divisions together. His lead division was broken in the West Woods. Brigadier General William French's division . . . — Map (db m5496) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "These Men Are Going to Stay Here"
Before the fighting started here, General Robert E. Lee rode up to encourage his men. Colonel John B. Gordon responded loud enough for all to hear: "These men are going to stay here, General, till the sun goes down or victory is won!" Years . . . — Map (db m5495) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
(Front): 130 Pennsylvania Vounteer Infantry 2 Brigade 3 Division 2 Corps (Rear): This memorial marks the regiment's right of line in battle. Its left extended to Roulette's Lane below. It went into battle by way of the Roulette Farm . . . — Map (db m6916) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
(Front): Antietam 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 1 Brigade 3 Division 2 Corps September 17, 1862 (Back): Casualties at Antietam Killed 30 Wounded 114 Missing 3 Total 152 Battles Participated in . . . — Map (db m5499) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 1st Delaware Volunteers
Delaware 1st Delaware Volunteers Colonel John W. Andrews 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps On the morning of Sept. 17, 1862 this regiment crossed Antietam Creek forming right of first line of French's Division. Advanced with heavy . . . — Map (db m5485) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 2nd Delaware
Delaware 2nd Delaware Volunteers Capt. David L. Stricker 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps This regiment of Richardson's reserve brigade crossed Antietam Creek, advanced with division and came under heavy artillery fire while holding position . . . — Map (db m5542) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 5th Maryland Infantry
Maryland 5th Md Infantry 3rd Max Weber's Brigade. 3rd French's Division. 2nd Sumner's Corps. Advanced to the knoll above the Bloody Lane. 300 feet in the rear of of this marker. Loss. 43 killed 123 wounded. The monument to the Maryland troops . . . — Map (db m5487) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 5th Md. Vet. Vol. Infy.
Erected by the survivors of Company A & I to the memory of our fallen comrads who fell on this spot September 17, 1862. ———— This stone marks the extreme advance of Weber's Brigade French's Div. 2nd Army Corps . . . — Map (db m17622) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 8th Ohio Regiment
(Front): Ohio 8th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Lieut. Col. Franklin Sawyer 1st Brigade Gen. Nathan Kimball 3rd Division Gen. W. H. French 2nd Corps, Gen. Edwin V. Sumner Army of the Potomac On this field Ohio's sons sacrificed life . . . — Map (db m5493) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A Simple Farm Lane Changed Forever
During the early hours of the battle, Col. John Brown Gordon promised Robert E. Lee, "These men are going to stay here, General, till the sun goes down or victory is won." The Confederate troops that Gordon commanded were part of a well protected . . . — Map (db m20742) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 386 — Anderson’s Division, Longstreet’s Command
C.S.A. Anderson’s Division, Longstreet’s Command Maj. Gen. R.H. Anderson Commanding. (September 17, 1862) Anderson's Division comprising the brigades of Cumming, Wright, Pryor, Mahone, Featherstone, and Armistead crossed the Potomac at . . . — Map (db m5501) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Brigadier General George B. Anderson
Brigadier General George B. Anderson C.S.A. mortally wounded 235 yards S. SW. — Map (db m5498) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 76 — Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps
U.S.A. Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps, Maj. Gen. D.N. Couch, Commanding. September 16-18, 1862. On the 16th, Couch's Division was drawn up across Pleasant Valley near Rohrersville, observing McLaws' command. On the morning of the 17th, the . . . — Map (db m5484) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 385 — D.H. Hill's Division
D.H. Hill's Division (September 17, 1862) Early on the 17th, Ripley fired the Mumma Buildings and passed them in the direction of the south part of the East Woods, then, moving by the left flank, crossed the Smoketown Road and engaged Union . . . — Map (db m5631) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 384 — D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command
C.S.A. D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command. Major General D.H. Hill, Commanding. (September 15-16, 1862.) D.H. Hill's Division led the retreat from South Mountain on the night of the 14th. Rodes' and Colquitt's Brigades, both under command . . . — Map (db m5630) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
(East Side): 2nd Brig. 3rd Div. 2nd A.C. ———— Advanced to this point in a charge about 9:30 A.M., September 17th, 1862 then fell back eighty-eight yards to a cornfield fence and held position heavily . . . — Map (db m5491) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 40 — French's Division, Second Army Corps
U.S.A. French's Division, Second Army Corps, Brig. Gen. William H. French, Commanding. September 17, 1862. French's Division crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford about 8:30 a.m. and marched in columns by brigades, Kimball on the right, Morris in . . . — Map (db m6958) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Heaps Upon Heaps Were There in Death's Embrace
Confederate Soldier in the 3rd Alabama Infantry (1) Within the first few hours of the battle, Gen. D.H. Hill sent more than half of his 5,000 soldiers to reinforce the northern end of the Confederate line. Of the two brigades that remained . . . — Map (db m20744) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery
September 17, 1862 ——————From 3.30 p.m. until near sunset this battery from a point about 80 yards north of this, engaged the enemy around the Piper buildings. — Map (db m5629) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Irish Brigade
(Right Side): Formed in November, 1861, the Brigade was largely recruited in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Its initial regiments were the 69th, 88th, and 63rd New York State Volunteers. Other units identified as part of the . . . — Map (db m5480) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 336 — Jackson's CommandAnderson's Brigade, D.H. Hill's Division
C.S.A. Jackson's Command, Anderson's Brigade, D.H. Hill's Division. Brigadier General Geo. B. Anderson, Commanding. Organization. 2d, 4th, 14th, and 30th North Carolina Infantry. (September 17, 1862.) On the night of September 16, 1862, . . . — Map (db m6962) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Major General Israel B. Richardson
Major General Israel B. Richardson U.S.A. Mortally Wounded 45 Yards N. 32'E. — Map (db m5623) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Old Vermont Brigade
1861 ——— 1865 Brig. Gen. W. T. H. Brooks Second Division, Sixth Corps Second Regiment Major James H. Walbridge. Third Regiment Major Thomas O. Seaver. Fourth Regiment Lieut. Col. Chas. B. Stroughton. Fifth Regiment Colonel . . . — Map (db m5632) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 44 — Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps
U.S.A. Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps, Maj. Gen. Israel B. Richardson, commanding September 17, 1862. Richardson's Division crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford about 9:30 a.m. and advanced to the ravine behind the high ground . . . — Map (db m5502) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 46 — Second Army CorpsMeagher's Brigade, Richardson's Division
U.S.A. Second Army Corps Meagher's Brigade, Richardson's Division, Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Meagher, Commanding Organization 29th Massachusetts Infantry 63rd New York Infantry 69th New York Infantry 88th New York Infantry September 17, 1862 . . . — Map (db m5521) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 45 — Second Army CorpsCaldwell's Brigade, Richardson's Division
U.S.A. Second Army Corps. Caldwell's Brigade, Richardson's Division. Brig. General John C. Caldwell, Commanding. Organization 5th New Hampshire, 81st Pennsylvania, 7th, 61st, and 64th New York Infantry. (September 17, 1862) Caldwell's Brigade . . . — Map (db m5539) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 47 — Second Army CorpsBrooke's Brigade, Richardson's Division
U.S.A. Second Army Corps, Brooke's Brigade, Richardson's Division Col. John R. Brooke, 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Commanding. Organization. 2nd Delaware Infantry, 52nd New York Infantry, 57th New York Infantry, 66th New York Infantry, 53d . . . — Map (db m5541) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 42 — Second Army CorpsMorris' Brigade, French's Division
U.S.A. Second Army Corps, Morris' Brigade, French's Division. Colonel Dwight Morris, 14th Connecticut, Commanding. Organization. 14th Connecticut Infantry, 108th New York Infantry, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry. September 17, 1862. Morris' Brigade . . . — Map (db m6922) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 43 — Second Army CorpsWeber's Brigade, French's Division
U.S.A. Second Army Corps. Weber's Brigade, French's Division. Brig. Gen. Max Weber, Commanding. Organization. 1st Delaware Infantry, 5th Maryland Infantry, 4th New York Infantry. September 17, 1862. Weber's Brigade, forming the advance of . . . — Map (db m6956) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 41 — Second Army CorpsKimball's Brigade, French's Division
U.S.A. Second Army Corps, Kimball's Brigade, French's Division Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball, Commanding. Organization. 14th Indiana Infantry, 8th Ohio Infantry, 132d Pennsylvania Infantry, 7th West Virginia Infantry. September 17, 1862. Kimball's . . . — Map (db m6959) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 121 — September 17, 1862 (Continued)
U.S.A. September 17, 1862 (Continued) French's Division, following Sedgwick across the Antietam, on reaching the East Woods Wheeled to the left, drove the Confederate outposts from the Roulette Buildings and about 9:30 a.m., engaged the brigade . . . — Map (db m5578) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 73 — Sixth Army CorpsBrooks' Brigade, Smith's Division
U.S.A. Sixth Army Corps Brooks' Brigade, Smith's Division Brig Gen. W.T.H. Brooks, Commanding Organization 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Vermont Infantry September 17, 1862 Brooks' Brigade left its camp in Pleasant Valley at 6 a.m., of the 17th, . . . — Map (db m5479) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 74 — Sixth Army CorpsIrwin's Brigade, Smith's Division
(First Tablet): U.S.A. Sixth Army Corps. Irwin's Brigade, Smith's Division, Col. William H. Irwin, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry, Commanding. Organization 7th Maine Infantry, 20th, 33d, 49th, & 77th New York Infantry September 17, 1862 . . . — Map (db m5486) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — The 14th Indiana Infantry
The 14th Indiana Infantry 1st Brigade 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps Colonel William Harrow commanding fought 70 yards east of this position and parallel with this road from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. September 17th, 1862 Officers and men engaged 320 . . . — Map (db m5492) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — War Department Observation Tower
This tower was built by the War Department in 1896 as part of the early development efforts by the U.S. military to create an open-air classroom at Antietam. The War Department also placed cannon, built roads and fences. They interviewed Antietam . . . — Map (db m20746) HM

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