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By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
The Maryland Campaign of 1862 Marker
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "Destroy the Rebel Army"
Before the Battle of Antietam, President Abraham Lincoln sent a telegram to General George B. McClellan, commanding the Union Army of the Potomac: GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL WITH YOU DESTROY THE REBEL ARMY IF POSSIBLE McClellan, with an . . . — Map (db m6293) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — “I Hate Cannons”
Confederate Colonel Stephen D. Lee positioned his batteries to repel Union attacks toward the Dunker Church. The attacks came and the guns fired solid shot and explosive shells and canister - tin cans filled with small lead or iron balls that . . . — Map (db m6368) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — “Load” “Commence Firing”
Civil War canoneers of both armies learned from the Artillery Drill manual: "To the Field Artillery belongs the service of the batteries which manoeuver with the troops on the field of battle. It is divided into two parts. Horse Artillery, which . . . — Map (db m6350) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 125th Penna
While forming the extreme left front as Sedgewick's Division was being shot down in the West Woods, the 125th Penna. Inf. Rgt. was at times only 50 yards from Confederate Infantry. Of the Regiment's 54 killed and 91 wounded, most were lost here in . . . — Map (db m6903) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
(Below Statue): Color Sergeant George A. Simpson Killed at Antietam (Front Plaque): 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 1st Brigade 1st Division 12th Corps ———— Recruited in Blair Huntingdon and Cambria . . . — Map (db m6897) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862 ————————— Engaged in this position, facing west, from 11.20 a.m. to about 12 noon. — Map (db m6061) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 34th New York Infantry
(Front Side): Thirty-Fourth Regiment N.Y.S.V Col. James A. Suiter Commanding Enlisted under President Lincoln's call, issued April 15, 1861, for 75,000 men, to serve two years. Mustered into the State service May 1, 1861 Mustered into . . . — Map (db m6902) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry
Maryland 3rd Md. Infantry. 2nd Stainbrook's Brigade. 2nd Greene's Division. 12th Mansfield's Corps. Advanced to the corner of the Dunkard Church, in front of this Marker. Loss, 4 killed, 25 wounded. The monument to the Maryland troops is near . . . — Map (db m6857) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 59th New York Infantry
3d Brig. - 2d Div. - 2d Corps ———— John Lemuel Stetson of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Lieutenant Colonel ———— "Men Rally on Your Colors" Out of 300 men and 21 officers who went into battle nearby, there fell . . . — Map (db m6274) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument
(Front Side): Ohio 5th Infantry Commanded by Major John Collins 7th Infantry Commanded by Lieut. Col. Eugene Powell 66th Infantry Commanded by Major Orrin J. Crane Tyndale's (1st) Brigade Greene's (2d) Division . . . — Map (db m6348) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A Converging Storm of Iron
Confederate Col. Stephen D. Lee placed his battalion of nineteen cannons here. Throughout the morning, Union infantry and artillery aimed their attacks towards this high ground and the Dunker Church. Twenty-five percent of his men were killed or . . . — Map (db m20575) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A Savage Continual Thunder
At Antietam, the open and rolling terrain benefited the artillerymen of both armies. By placing their cannon on high ground, Blue and Gray alike were able to effectively strike enemy troop positions at great distances. Over 500 cannon thundered . . . — Map (db m20591) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Beacon of Peace
"May it stand as it did in war - as a beacon to guide men searching their way through the darkness. May it stand throughout all ages as a symbol of mercy, peace, and understanding." Maryland Governor Millard Tawes Church Rededication . . . — Map (db m20593) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Destroy the Rebel Army
Two days before the battle, President Abraham Lincoln sent Gen. George B. McClellan a telegram, "God bless you and all with you! Destroy the rebel army, if possible." It was here, on these rolling farm fields, where McClellan and the Army of the . . . — Map (db m20592) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Dunker Church - "Symbol of Peace and Brotherhood"
E. Russel Hicks was a historian of Washington County, Md., and a member of the Church of the Brethren. A century after the battle he wrote: "I am the Church of the bloodiest battlefield in all American history. I had my conception in the minds of . . . — Map (db m6284) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 51 — Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps
U.S.A. Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps. Brig. Gen. George Greene, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Greene's Division having turned the enemy's right in the East Woods advanced against the Confederate infantry north and east of this point, . . . — Map (db m6335) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 315 — Jackson's Command
C.S.A. Jackson's Command Major General Thomas J. Jackson, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Jackson's Command was in order of battle at 5:30 a.m. Jackson's Division, commanded by J.R. Jones, in two lines, its right resting on the Hagerstown . . . — Map (db m6276) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 314 — Jackson's Command
C.S.A. Jackson's Command Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, Commanding. (September 15-16, 1862.) Gen. Jackson, with Ewell's and Jackson's Divisions, left Harpers Ferry late in the afternoon of September 15th, reached Sharpsburg on the morning of the . . . — Map (db m6909) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 388 — Longstreet's Command Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division
C.S.A Longstreet's Command Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division Col. Van H. Manning, Commanding Organization 3d Arkansas, 30th Virginia, 27th, 46th and 48th North Carolina September 17, 1862 About 10:20 A.M. the 30th Virginia, 46th and 48th . . . — Map (db m5465) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 387 — Longstreet's Command Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division
C.S.A. Longstreet's Command. Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw, commanding. Organization. 2d, 3d, 7th, and 8th South Carolina Infantry's (September 17, 1862.) About 9:45 a.m. the 2d, 7th, and 8th South Carolina of . . . — Map (db m6892) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 361 — Longstreet's Command Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division
C.S.A. Longstreet's Command. Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division. Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw, Commanding. Organization. 2d South Carolina Infantry, 7th South Carolina Infantry, 3d South Carolina Infantry, 8th South Carolina Infantry. September 17, . . . — Map (db m6906) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Maryland State Monument
Baltimore Light Artillery, C.S.A. Organized at Richmond, Va. August 17, 1861 Battles engaged in: Harpers Ferry; Winchester; Front Royal; Cross Keys; Port Republic; Woodstock; Gaines'Mills; Malvern Hill; Bristoe Station; Cunningham's Ford; . . . — Map (db m6402) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 357 — McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command. Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws, Commanding. September 17, 1862. McLaws' Division left Harper's Ferry on the forenoon of September 16th, crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford about daybreak of the . . . — Map (db m6895) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — New York State Monument
(Front Face): Excelsior The State of New York in commemoration of the Services of its officers and soldiers in the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862 (Rear Face): Record of New York State at Antietam 67 Regiments of . . . — Map (db m6397) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — O.T. Reilly Monument
To the memory of the Old Dunkard Church The oak tree that stood in front and the Union Civil War Veterans of Sharpsburg, MD. Erected by O.T. Reilly the half-century Antietam battlefield guide. 1927 — Map (db m6908) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Purnell Legion Infantry
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Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 306 — Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command, Colonel Stephen D. Lee, C.S.A., Commanding. Organization. Ashland (Va.) Artillery Madison (La.) Artillery Bedford (Va.) Artillery Eubanks' (Va.) Artillery Brooks (S.C.) Artillery Parker's (Va.) . . . — Map (db m6343) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 116 — Second Army Corps
(First Tablet):U.S.A. Second Army Corps. Major General E.V. Sumner, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) At daybreak of the 17th the three divisions of the 2d Corps were east of the Antietam: Sedgwick's Division moved, crossed the Antietam . . . — Map (db m6322) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — The Maryland Campaign of 1862
"...we are driven to protect our own country by transferring the seat of war to that of an enemy who pursues us with a relentless and apparently aimless hostility." President Jefferson Davis September 7, 1862 "The present seems to be the most . . . — Map (db m22779) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 53 — Twelfth Army Corps Tyndale's Brigade, Greene's Division
U.S.A. Twelfth Army Corps Tyndale's Brigade, Greene's Division Lt. Col. Hector Tyndale, 28th Penn. Infantry, Commanding. Organization. 5th Ohio Infantry, 7th Ohio Infantry, 66th Ohio Infantry, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry. September 17, 1862. . . . — Map (db m6281) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 114 — Twelfth Army Corps Goodrich's Brigade, Green's Division
U.S.A. Twelfth Army Corps. Goodrich's Brigade, Green's Division, Col. W.B. Goodrich, 60th New York, Commanding. Organization. 3d Delaware Infantry, 60th New York Infantry, Purnell Legion, Maryland Infantry, 78th New York Infantry. (September 17, . . . — Map (db m6326) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 52 — Twelfth Army Corps Stainrook's Brigade, Green's Division
U.S.A. Twelfth Army Corps Stainrook's Brigade, Green's Division, Col. Henry J. Stainrook, 100th Penn., Commanding. Organization. 3d Maryland Infantry, 102d New York Infantry, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry. (September 17, 1862.) After the . . . — Map (db m6886) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Twentieth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
(Front Face): 1861-1865 Twentieth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Turner Rifles Third Brigade Second Division Sixth Army Corps (Left Side): Hatteras, N.C., Norfolk, Va.; Seven Days Battles Before Richmond, Crampton's Pass, . . . — Map (db m6373) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 360 — Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command. Brig. Gen. John G. Walker, Commanding. September 16-17, 1862. Walker's Division left Harper's Ferry on the evening of September 15, crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford, and reached Sharpsburg . . . — Map (db m6907) HM

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