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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sharpsburg, Maryland

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1Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "A House Was Burning"
Union soldiers described the fighting at the Mumma farm: "I do not see how any of us got out alive. The shot and shell fell about us thick and fast, I can tell you, but I did not think much about getting shot after the first volley." "Just in . . . Map (db m6184) HM
2Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;""You Are In A Bad Fix"
Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner, Union Second Corps Commander (1) As the battle shifted away from the Cornfield, Gen. John Sedwick's division of Federal troops, personally led by corps commander Gen. Edwin Sumner, advanced from the East Woods. . . . Map (db m20659) HM
3Maryland (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
4Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "Every Stalk of Corn"
Americans fought back and forth across the Cornfield for three hours. Those three hours may encompass the most concentrated fury in American history. The Union First Corps and Twelfth Corps were fought out. On the Confederate side, Jackson's corps . . . Map (db m5813) HM
5Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "God has indeed remembered us"
At a farmhouse and barn not far from here, Clara Barton labored without sleep for three days, comforting the wounded of the Battle of Antietam with water, food, and medical supplies. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, began her . . . Map (db m5902) HM
6Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "Point Blank Range"
Five hundred Georgia and a few South Carolina riflemen kept the entire Union Ninth Corps on the far side of Antietam Creek for three hours. A Union general described what Northern soldiers were up against: "From the crest to bridge the slope was . . . Map (db m6802) HM
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7Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "The Battle Opened"
Dawn was at 5:43 a.m. By 6 a.m. Southern defenders could see the Union's First Corps: "In apparent double battle lines, the Federals were moving toward us at charge bayonets, common time, and the sunbeams falling on their well polished guns . . . Map (db m5903) HM
8Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "The Bigness of War"Lt. William Wood, 19th Virginia Infantry — Antietam National Battlefield —
General Robert E. Lee gathered his Confederate army on the ground high ground ½ mile in front of you. The Lower or Burnside Bridge is a mile to your left, the Upper Bridge is 1.8 miles to your back right, and the site of the Middle Bridge is .3 . . . Map (db m158571) HM
9Maryland (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 . . . Map (db m5496) HM
10Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "The Jaws of Death"
Sedgwick's division entered the West Woods. "The last of the charging lines had gone beyond, and was sweeping majestically into the jaws of death when the mass seemed to halt, while from the front line spouted forth a long angry sheet of flame . . . Map (db m6267) HM
11Maryland (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
12Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "We May Never Meet Again"
A few days before the battle, bidding farewell to a friend, Union General Mansfield said: "We may never meet again." Brigadier General William E. Starke, C.S.A. He led the counterattack that helped stop the first Union attack down the . . . Map (db m6973) HM
13Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "Why Burnside's Bridge?"
Ever since the battle the Lower Bridge has been Burnside Bridge. Confederate Colonel Douglas was a native of Sharpsburg, and familiar with Antietam Creek. After the war he wrote: "Go look at it and tell me if you don't think Burnside and his . . . Map (db m6449) HM
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14Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "Will You Give Us Our Whiskey?"
Union Major General Ambrose Burnside's Ninth Corps was ready at 7 a.m. The order to attack came at 9 a.m. 1. One division spent the morning looking for the ford downstream. 2. At the bridge the 11th Connecticut Regiment made the first attack. They . . . Map (db m6459) HM
15Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "With Flags Flying"
The Cornfield was quiet. The first two Union attacks had failed to break the Confederate line. Union Major General John Sedgwick's division formed up in column of brigades: three brigades - each with more than 1,700 men - each brigade a double rank . . . Map (db m6268) HM
16Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "You Are Firing Into Our Own Men"
Union Major General Joseph Mansfield led his Twelfth Corps into the East Woods. He had commanded the corps only two days. Mansfield saw soldiers from the 10th Maine Regiment firing into the woods: "Stop, you are firing into our own men!" . . . Map (db m5812) HM
17Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — “A Thrilling Spectacle”
Second Corps, with 15,000 soldiers was the largest corps in the Union Army of the Potomac. Its lead division went into the West Woods alone. The other two divisions strayed to the south and passed in front of this point, marching from left to right. . . . Map (db m6212) HM
18Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — “Forever Free”
The battle was over, but the two armies still faced one another. The Union army was still twice as strong. General Robert E. Lee, CSA "If McClellan wants to fight in the morning, I will give him battle again." Lee stayed at Antietam one more . . . Map (db m6519) HM
19Maryland (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
20Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — “It Is A.P. Hill”
Outnumbered Southerners watched the Northern Ninth Corps climb the hills toward them: "The first thing we saw was the gilt eagle that surmounted the pole, then the top of the flag, next the flutter of the stars and stripes itself, slowly . . . Map (db m6520) HM
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21Maryland (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
22Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Not For Themselves, But For Their CountryInscription from the Private Soldier Monument in the center of the Cemetery — Antietam National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
After the battle over 4,000 bodies were buried in mass graves, along rock outcroppings, and in farmers' fields. Many more soldiers died of wounds or disease. The peaceful village of Sharpsburg was turned into a huge hospital and burial ground, an . . . Map (db m157772) HM
23Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
2nd Brigade 1st Division 9th Corps Location 495 yards north 79 degrees west —————— Casualties at Antietam Wounded 7 Missing 1 Total 8 Recruited in Lawrence Washington Butler Beaver Mercer and Westmoreland . . . Map (db m6513) HM
24Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 104th New York Infantry
(Wadsworth Guards) ————— 1st Brigade (Duryee's) 2nd Division (Rickett's) First Corps (Hooker's) Fought in the 'Cornfield,' near this spot, September 17, 1862 in the memorable morning engagement between Hooker and . . . Map (db m5691) HM
25Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle
This cast iron rifle with its band of wrought iron reinforcing the breech was a modern weapon of the day. It was effective at moderately long range. The 20-pounder, similar except for size, was the heaviest rifled cannon used at Antietam.Map (db m67864) HM
26Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
(Around the edge of the Monument): 11th Conn. V.I. 2nd Brigade 3rd Division 9th Corps (Rear of Monument): Col. W. Kingsbury Capt. J.D. Griswold, Co. A Christian Steinmetz, Co. C William Halbeass, Co. C 1st Sergt. J.R. . . . Map (db m6416) HM
27Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 11th Mississippi Infantry RegimentLaw's Brigade — Hood's Division —
(Front):11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Law's Brigade Hood's Division C.S.A. Dedicated 2012 on the Sesquicentennial of the Battle Duty brought them to the field Honor led them into battle Valor covered them with glory Ducit amore . . . Map (db m59120) HM
28Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(Front Inscription): OHIO 11th Infantry Commanded by Lieut. Col. Augustus H. Coleman (Killed) Maj. Lyman Jackson Crook's (2nd) Brigade Kanawha Division Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac (Rear Inscription): This Regiment . . . Map (db m6785) HM
29Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Colonel Joseph W. Hawley (Right Plaque): Sept. 17, 1862 Antietam Chancellorsville May 1-2-3, 1863 (Lower Right Inscription): Recruited in Chester and Delaware Counties August 1862 for Nine Months Service (Rear . . . Map (db m6134) HM
30Maryland (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
31Maryland (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
32Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade 1st Division 12th Corps Location 315 feet north ———— Casualties at Antietam Killed 26 Wounded 86 Missing 6 Total 118 Recruited in Berks Lehigh and Bucks Counties ———— Battles participated . . . Map (db m5692) HM
33Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — I — 12th Corps Movement
U.S.A. Through the fields west of this road the Twelfth Army Corps moved to the front between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on September 17, 1862, Williams' Division in advance, Greene's Division following.Map (db m7190) HM
34Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(Front Inscription):OHIO 12th Infantry Commanded by Col. Carr B. White Hugh Ewings (1st) Brigade Kanawha Division Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac (Rear Inscription): This Regiment advanced to this place on the afternoon of . . . Map (db m7116) HM
35Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry
113th of the Line 4th Brigade Cavalry Division Recruited in Philadelphia Battles Participated in Second Manassas - Fisher's Hill - Clarksburg Sugar Loaf Mountain - Monocacy - Charlestown South Mountain - Frederick - Maryland Heights Antietam - . . . Map (db m5969) HM
36Maryland (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
37Maryland (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
38Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 137th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade 2nd Division 6th Corps Location of regiment in action 415 yards north of monument ———— Battles participated in South Mountain (Crampton's Pass) MD. Antietam MD. Fitzhugh's Crossing VA. Chancellorsville VA. . . . Map (db m5693) HM
39Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862 ————————— First position under artillery fire, about 150 yards north of this point at 10 a.m. advanced to the Hagerstown Road and became closely engaged.Map (db m5789) HM
40Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862 —————— Center of regiment at 10.20 a.m. facing west. Part of the right wing was across the road.Map (db m6060) HM
41Maryland (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
42Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
(Front): 15th Reg. Mass. Vols. Here, September 17, 1862, the Fifteenth Reg. Mass. Volunteers, with the First Company Andrew Sharpshooters attached, 606 men of all ranks, commanded by Lieut. Col. John W. Kimball, Gorman's Brigade. . . . Map (db m7215) HM
43Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
(Front) Position of the 16th. Conn. Vol. Infantry 5 P.M. - Sept. 17, 1862 (Left) Number engaged - 779 Casualties Killed 43 Wounded 161 Total 204 (Rear) 16th Connecticut Vol. Infantry 2nd Brigade 3rd Division 9th Army Corps . . . Map (db m7113) HM
44Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . Map (db m1967) HM
45Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. . . . Map (db m1970) HM
46Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . Map (db m67693) HM
47Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 1st Battery Ohio Light Artillery
(Front Face): OHIO 1st Battery Light Artillery Commanded by Capt. James R. McMullin Hugh Ewings (1st) Brig. Kanawha Division Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac (Rear Face): This battery occupied position about 250 yards due . . . Map (db m6799) HM
48Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — D — 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade Bivouac
U.S.A. On the night of September 16, 1862, three regiments of Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division bivouacked in the North Woods, a few feet south of this point in support Seymour's skirmishers; one regiment was in second line, in the open . . . Map (db m5905) HM
49Maryland (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 m207972) HM
50Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA)
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51Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 20th New York Volunteer Infantry
(Front): 20th Regiment. N.Y. Vols. Turner Rifles. 3d Brig. 2d Div. 6th Corps. ——— 1861-1863. (Right): Zum Andenken an unsere Gefallen Kameraden errichtet von den Ueberlebenden des Regts (Left): . . . Map (db m59837) HM
52Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
(Front Face): 21st Mass. Vol. Inf'y 2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 9th A.C. Erected by 21st Regt. Mass. Vol. Association (Rear Face):The following Comrades were killed near this bridge: 2nd Lieut. Henry C. Holbrook Co. "D" Priv. Wm. B. . . . Map (db m6453) HM
53Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 23rd Ohio Infantry
(Front Inscription): OHIO 23d Infantry Commanded by Major James M. Comly Hugh Ewing's (1st) Brigade Kanawha Division Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac (Rear Inscription): This Regiment with its Brigade . . . Map (db m6669) HM
54Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 27th Indiana Infantry
3d Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps Colonel Silas Colgrove Commanding, was engaged with the enemy 400 yards north of this marker, September 17th 1862. Number engaged 440. Killed and Wounded 209.Map (db m5697) HM
55Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
OHIO 28th Infantry Commanded by Lieut. Col. Gottfried Becker Crooks (2d) Brigade Kanawha Division Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac (Rear of Monument): This Regiment was conducted by Gen. Crook on a reconnaissance above the Bridge . . . Map (db m155756) HM
56Maryland (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 m207974) HM
57Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 2nd Maryland Infantry
Maryland 2nd Md Infantry At 9:30 a.m. advanced on the stone bridge, defended by Toombs' Brigade and two batt- eries on high ground beyond. Charged to within 100 yards of the bridge when, checked by the severity of the enemy's fire it took . . . Map (db m6463) HM
58Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(Front Inscription): Ohio 30th Infantry Commanded by Lieut. Col. Theodore Jones (captured) Major George H. Hildt Hugh Ewing's (1st) Brigade Kanawha Division Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac (Rear Inscription): This . . . Map (db m6685) HM
59Maryland (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
60Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
The Thirty-fifth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers Crossed this bridge with Ferrero's Brigade, Ninth Army Corps at noon, Sept. 17, 1862, and moved to the right up the hill where, at the lane, two hundred and fourteen of their . . . Map (db m6455) HM
61Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(Front of Monument): 36th Infantry commanded by Lieut. Col. Melvin Clarke (Killed) Crook's (2d) Brigade Kanawha Division Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac Ohio (Rear of Monument): This Regiment advanced near the Bridge over . . . Map (db m6518) HM
62Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle
This was one of the most accurate weapons used here. It was preferred over the heavier 10-pounder Parrott which fired the same size ammunition.Map (db m67862) HM
63Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 3rd Delaware Infantry
Delaware 3rd Delaware Volunteers Major Arthur MaGinnis 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps This regiment, worn down from active service in the second Manassas Campaign, went into action Sept. 17, 1862 with only five officers and 120 men. It . . . Map (db m7219) HM
64Maryland (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
65Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 3rd Regt. PennsylvaniaReserve Corps
32nd Reg. Penna. Vol. Inf. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps. Arriving on the field on the afternoon of September 16th, Lieut. Col. John Clark, com'd'g. the regiment immediately deployed eight companies as skirmishers. When the 2nd Brigade . . . Map (db m5912) HM
66Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
2nd Brigade 1st Division 9th Corps The regiment advanced 264 yards northwest of this point returning to this position later in the day ————— Casualties at Antietam Killed 1 Wounded 36 Missing 1 Total 38 . . . Map (db m11424) HM
67Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
(Front Inscription): 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 1st Brigade 2nd Division 9th Corps Location 385 yards south 70 degrees east ————— Casualties at Antietam Killed 8 Wounded 51 Missing 1 Total 60 . . . Map (db m6665) HM
68Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 87 — 4th and 12th U.S. Infantry
U.S.A. At 10 A.M., September 16, 1862, four companies of the Fourth United States Infantry crossed the stone bridge over the Antietam at this point and took position behind the rock ledge and barn on the left of the road and under the bank on . . . Map (db m6792) HM
69Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 4th New York Volunteer Infantry — 1st Scott Life Guard —
(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, . . . Map (db m7282) WM
70Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps
(Rear Inscription):4th Regt. Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps. 33rd Regt. in line, 2nd Brigade. 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps. Organized June 10th, 1861. Mustered out June 17th, 1864. ————— The regt. . . . Map (db m5904) HM
71Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade 1st Division 9th Corps Colonel Benjamin C. Christ ————— Casualties at Antietam Killed 8 Wounded 46 Missing 3 Total 57 Recruited in Berks Schuylkill Bradford Susquehanna Lancaster and Luzerne Counties . . . Map (db m6495) HM
72Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 2nd Brigade 2nd Division 9th Corps Location 385 yards South 70 Degrees East ——— Casualties at Antietam Killed 21 Wounded 99 Total 120 Recruited in Montgomery Northampton . . . Map (db m6661) HM
73Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
(Front Inscription): The 51st Regt. P. V. was organized Sept. 1861 By Col. afterwards, Maj. Gen. John F. Hartranft its leader in many battles and in this charge Mustered out July 1865 Engaged in 20 battles or minor combats and . . . Map (db m58219) HM
74Maryland (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
75Maryland (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
76Maryland (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
77Maryland (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
78Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 7th Regiment PennsylvaniaReserve Volunteer Infantry
36th Regiment in line, 2nd Brigade. 3rd Division, 1st Corps. Organized June 26, 1861. Mustered out June 16, 1864. The regiment arrived on the field on the afternoon of September 16, 1862. Formed at this point on the morning of the 17th. Advanced . . . Map (db m5900) HM
79Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry
At the Battle of Antietam On this spot, known as "The Cornfield," the 84th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry (14th Brooklyn, N.Y.S.M.) of the 1st Brigade, Col. Phelps, 1st Division Gen. Doubleday, 1st Corps, Gen. Hooker, was hotly engaged on the . . . Map (db m5654) HM
80Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
. . . Map (db m6779) HM
81Maryland (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
82Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 8th Regt. Pennsylvania Reserver Volunteer Corps
(At the base of the front): 37th Regiment of the Line (Inscription on the Back): 8th Pa. Reserve Vol. Inf. Major Silas M. Baily. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Div., 1st Corps. Advanced about 800 yards south and became engaged with . . . Map (db m5919) HM
83Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 90th Pennsylvania
Here fought the 90th Penna. (Phila.) Sept. 17, 1862 A hot placeMap (db m5671) HM
84Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 9th New York InfantryHawkins' Zouaves
(West Face): "Toujours Pret" Erected by the State of New York to the memory of the Ninth New York Infantry - Hawkins Zouaves - who fought on this Field, Sept. 17, 1862. (North Face): Members present for duty in action 373, . . . Map (db m6778) HM
85Maryland (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
86Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A Cornfield Unlike Any Other
"Through a shower of bullets and shells, it was only the thoughts of home that brought me from that place." Pvt. James Dougherty, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry, wounded in the Cornfield (1) At daybreak, Gen. Joseph Hooker's First Corps, . . . Map (db m20624) HM
87Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A Crucial Crossing, a General’s Namesake, a Battlefield Icon
Known at the time of the battle as the Rohrbach or Lower Bridge, this picturesque crossing over Antietam Creek was built in 1836 to connect Sharpsburg with Rohrersville, the next town to the south. It was actively used for traffic until 1966 when . . . Map (db m168291) HM
88Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A House Was Burning
This cemetery and the farm buildings to your right were part of Samuel and Elizabeth Mumma's farm in 1862. Warned of the coming battle, the Mummas and their ten children fled to safety. Fearful that Union sharpshooters would use the farm . . . Map (db m20715) HM
89Maryland (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
90Maryland (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
91Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A View into the Past
This Civil War era photograph offers a glimpse into the two Shepherdstown communities that grew up along the river. The stone pilings in this photograph were all that remained of the covered bridge burned by Confederate troops led by Stonewall . . . Map (db m60705) HM
92Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — A.N.V.
Near this spot an abandoned Confederate gun manned by a Second Lieutenant of the 6th Virginia Infantry, Mahone's Brigade, and two infantry volunteers from Anderson's Georgia Brigade, was placed in action September 17, 1862.Map (db m5470) HM
93Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Aftermath Along the Hagerstown TurnpikeAntietam National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Throughout the morning of the battle, fighting raged here along the Hagerstown Turnpike. At one point, Union and Confederate forces found themselves just yards away from each other on opposite sides of this road. Afterward, commander of the Sixth . . . Map (db m41711) HM
94Maryland (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
95Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Antietam National Cemetery"Not For Themselves But For Their Country…"
Here lie 4,776 Union soldiers, more than a third of them unknown. Built by Maryland and other Union states, the Cemetery was dedicated five years after the battle. In 1878 it was transferred to the War Department and in 1933 the Cemetery and the . . . Map (db m157773) HM
96Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Antietam StationRailroad to Reunion — Antietam Campaign 1862 —
After the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, soldiers’ families traveled by rail to Hagerstown or Frederick, and then by horse and buggy to the site to recover the bodies of loved ones or to search for survivors. Thus began a constant . . . Map (db m1968) HM
97Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 370 — Archer's Brigade
C.S.A. Archer's Brigade In its advance from the Antietam Furnace Road, west of this point, on the afternoon of September 17th, 1862. Archer's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Division encountered the Federal troops posted behind the stone wall forming the . . . Map (db m6689) HM
98Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 301 — Army of Northern VirginiaGeneral Robert E. Lee, Commanding — September 14-16, 1862 —
Army of Northern Virginia was composed of Longstreet's and Jackson's Commands, Stuart's Cavalry Division and the Reserve Artillery. D.R. Jones' and Hood's Division and Evans' Brigade of Longstreet's Command, also D.H. Hill's Division of Jackson's . . . Map (db m5587) HM
99Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 302 — Army of Northern VirginiaGeneral Robert E. Lee, Commanding — September 17, 1862 —
At about 6 a.m. Jackson became heavily engaged in resisting an attempt of Hooker's Corps of the Army of the Potomac to turn the left flank of the Confederate Army. About 7 a.m. the attempt was renewed by Mansfield's Corps. About 9 a.m. a third . . . Map (db m5596) HM
100Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 351 — Army of Northern Virginia
C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia General Robert E. Lee, Commanding September 17, 1862. General Longstreet's Command, including D.H. Hill's Division of Jackson's Command, temporarily attached, occupied the right and center of the Confederate . . . Map (db m168106) HM

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