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By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
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Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — "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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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 appear was the gilt eagle that surmounted the pole, then the top of the flag, next the flutter of the stars and stripes itself, . . . — Map (db m89210) HM
Maryland (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
Maryland (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 and . . . — Map (db m5903) HM
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 — "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
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 — "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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — “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
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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA)
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Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(Front of Monument): 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 . . . — Map (db m6572) 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 — 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
Maryland (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
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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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) HM
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
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 — Q — 5th Corps, 2nd Division Position
U.S.A. On the afternoon of September 15, 1862, the two regular brigades of Sykes' Division, Fifth Army Corps went into position a few feet west of this road and parallel to it, where they remained until the morning of the 19th. This tablet . . . — Map (db m7108) 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 — 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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
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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 — 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
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 90th Pennslyvania
Here fought the 90th Penna. (Phila.) Sept. 17, 1862 A hot place — Map (db m5671) HM
Maryland (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
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 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
Maryland (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 m37716) HM
Maryland (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
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 — 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 — 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
Maryland (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
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Aftermath Along the Hagerstown Turnpike
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
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 — Antietam Iron Works Bridge
This four-arch stone bridge spanning the Antietam Creek was built in 1832 by John Weaver. It is located at the site of a large ironworks complex, first known as the Frederick Forge and later as the Antietam Iron Works which operated intermittently . . . — Map (db m3206) HM
Maryland (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 stream . . . — Map (db m1968) HM
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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
Maryland (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 m5620) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 118 — Army of the PotomacMajor Gen. George B. McClellan, Commanding — September 15, 1862
On the morning of September 15, 1862, the Army of the Potomac pursued the retreating Confederates from South Mountain: Pleasonton's cavalry, the Second, First, and Twelfth Corps by Turner's Pass, Boonsboro and Keedysville; Sykes' Division of the . . . — Map (db m5562) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 372 — Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division
C.S.A. Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division, Major R.L. Walker, Commanding, (September 17, 1862.) Four batteries of this battalion were engaged. McIntosh's (South Carolina) Battery came on the field about 2:30 p.m. and went into position . . . — Map (db m6761) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — As the Georgians Saw It
Down the narrow valley directly across the creek swept Burnside's doomed attack columns. For the entire distance to the bridge, they were exposed to deadly short-range fire from the riflemen on this ridge. The final successful thrust at 1 o'clock . . . — Map (db m6825) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Baltimore Battery
Maryland Baltimore Battery Jackson's Division C.S.A. The battery, under the command of Capt. J.B. Brockenbrough, occupied a position near this marker at daybreak, and opened the battle on the Confederate side. The monument to the Maryland troops . . . — Map (db m6270) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 101 — Batteries A and C 4th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Batteries A and C 4th U.S. Artillery. Lieut. Evan Thomas, U.S.A., Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Batteries A and C (consolidated), 4th U.S. Artillery (6 guns), relieved Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery just north of this point and went . . . — Map (db m6032) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 94 — Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery. Captain Jas. M. Robertson, U.S.A., Commanding (September 17, 1862.) Horse Batteries B and L (Consolidated), 2nd U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge, in the forenoon of September . . . — Map (db m7055) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 95 — Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery. Captain Horatio G. Gibson, U.S.A. Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Horse Batteries C and G (Consolidated), 3d U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam in the forenoon of September 17, and went into . . . — Map (db m7027) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Battery A1st MD Light Artillery
Maryland Battery A 1st MD Light Artillery 1st Slocum's Division 6th Franklin's Corps The battery under the command of Capt. John W. Wolcott occupied a line 100 feet in rear of this marker and facing Dunkard Church. Loss 1 killed, 11 wounded. The . . . — Map (db m6035) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 92 — Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery. Captain John C. Tidball, U.S.A. Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Horse Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery, moved from its bivouac near Keedysville on the morning of the 17th, crossed the Antietam by the Middle . . . — Map (db m7025) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 112 — Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery. Lieut. Chas. P. Muhlenburg, U.S.A. Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) On the morning of the 17th, Battery A was in position on the crest of the hill east of the Rohrbach Lane, east of and overlooking the . . . — Map (db m6758) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Battery B1st Md Light Artillery
Maryland Battery B. 1st Md. Light Artillery 2nd (Smiths) Division 6th (Franklins) Corps The battery under the command of Lieut. Theodore J. Vanneman. Occupied a position on the edge of the East Woods, 240 yards north from this marker the . . . — Map (db m5720) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 103 — Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery Capt. Joseph B. Campbell, U.S.A. Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Early in the morning this battery advanced from its bivouac north of Jos. Poffenberger's, passing through the North Woods to the ploughed . . . — Map (db m6105) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Battery B, 4th United States ArtilleryCapt. Joseph B. Campbell
Battery B rumbled down the Hagerstown Turnpike with the initial advance of the First Corps. The Battery fought against Stonewall Jackson’s Confederates who at one point moved to within yards of the guns. The fighting became so desperate that Union . . . — Map (db m67711) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 105 — Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery Captain Dunbar R. Ransom, U.S.A. Commanding, (September 16-17, 1862.) On the evening of September 16th, Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery came into battery 370 yards east of the Hagerstown Pike, on the south edge . . . — Map (db m6087) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 104 — Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery D, 2nd U.S. Artillery. Lieut. Edward B. Williston, U.S.A., Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Battery D, 2nd U.S. Artillery, moved from its bivouac near Crampton's Pass on the morning of the 17th and went into position south of the . . . — Map (db m6034) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 96 — Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery. Lieut. Alanson M. Randol, U.S.A., Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Early in the afternoon of the 17th, Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and relieved Robertson's . . . — Map (db m7026) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 106 — Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery. Lieut. Samuel E. Benjamin, U.S.A. Commanding. (September 16-17, 1862.) On the morning of September 16, Benjamin's Battery took position on the ridge bordering the Antietam, above the Burnside Bridge, engaged . . . — Map (db m6722) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 107 — Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery. Capt. Joseph C. Clark Jr., U.S.A. Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) At daybreak Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery, was in bivouac in rear of the high ground east of the Burnside Bridge. Soon after daybreak it . . . — Map (db m6718) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 103/108 — Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery. Lieut. Leonard Martin, U.S.A., Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Early in the morning of the 17th, Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery, generally known as Ayers' Battery, moved with Smith's Division, Sixth Army . . . — Map (db m6030) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 111 — Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery Lieut. Marcus P. Miller, U.S.A. Commanding (September 17, 1862.) Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery, belonged to the Artillery Reserve, which was attached to the Fifth Army Corps. On the morning of the 17th, the . . . — Map (db m6757) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 109 — Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery, Lieut. Geo. A. Woodruff, U.S.A. Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Between 9 and 10 a.m., Battery I, 1st Artillery, advancing by the Smoketown Road, passed through the East Woods to the assistance of the . . . — Map (db m6031) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 97 — Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery, Lieut. William E. Van Reed, U.S.A., Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam, by the Middle Bridge and about 2 p.m., September 17, relieved Battery M, 2d U.S. . . . — Map (db m7059) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 93 — Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery
U.S.A. Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery. Lieut. Peter C. Hains, U.S.A. Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Horse Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge, in the forenoon of the 17th and, preceded by the 4th Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m7057) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light ArtilleryCapt. John A. Tompkins
This battery of six rifled 10 lb. Parrott guns provided exceptional support to the Second Corps infantry during their attacks on the Sunken Road. They fired over 1,000 rounds in three hours. At one point, Confederate soldiers charged directly into . . . — Map (db m67714) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862
Bloodiest One-Day Battle in American History As the thundering of artillery and rifle gave way to darkness of night, 23,000 killed and wounded Union and Confederate soldiers covered the fields around Sharpsburg. This inconceivable total gives . . . — Map (db m41703) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Battlefield Namesake
One of the most unique ways that the Battle of Antietam has been commemorated is the naming of U.S. Navy ships after the battle. Ships have been named for Gettysburg, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and there have been at least three ships named Antietam. . . . — Map (db m12231) 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 — Blackford’s Ford
Also known as Boteler’s, Pack Horse and Shepherdstown Ford. “Stonewall” Jackson’s command crossed here en route from Harper’s Ferry to Sharpsburg. Here the entire Army of Northern Virginia withdrew into Virginia, Sept. 18–19, 1862, . . . — Map (db m1953) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Blackford's FordAdvance and Retreat — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington
In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded Maryland to . . . — Map (db m90011) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 371 — Branch's Brigade
C.S.A. Branch's Brigade In the advance of A. P. Hill's Division from the Antietam Furnace Road, on the Afternoon of September 17th, Branch's Brigade supported the Brigades of Gregg and Archer. It was engaged south of this point, and its . . . — Map (db m6667) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Bridge of Destiny
"I do not know the name of the creek, but I have named it the creek of death. Such a slaughter I hope never to witness again." Pvt. George Lewis Bronson, 11th Connecticut Infantry A Divided Nation - A Divided Family Union Col. . . . — Map (db m20753) 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 — Brigadier General Isaac P. Rodman
Brigadier General Isaac P. Rodman U.S.A. Mortally Wounded about 365 yards south. — Map (db m6781) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch
Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch C.S.A. killed here. — Map (db m6692) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Brigadier General William E. Starke
Brigadier General William E. Starke C.S.A. Killed Here. — Map (db m6980) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Brockenbrough’s 2nd Baltimore, Maryland BatteryCapt. Bowyer Brockenbrough
At daybreak, Brockenbrough’s guns blasted counter-battery fire from here toward Matthews’ and Thompson’s Union guns north of the Cornfield. Brockenbrough then relocated to Hauser’s Ridge, higher ground to the west, and fired into Sedgwick’s . . . — Map (db m67713) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Brown’s (Wise), Virginia BatteryCapt. James S. Brown
Brown’s battery held four different positions on this end of the battlefield, demonstrating the mobility of field artillery. The battery started the day on the high ground to the west, then around noon moved past this position to the ridge line in . . . — Map (db m67721) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 366 — C.S.A.
On the morning of September 17, 1862, this bridge was defended by the 2d and 20th Georgia of Toombs' Brigade and the 50th Georgia of Drayton's Brigade. The 20th Georgia was on the high wooded bluff immediately opposite this end of the Bridge, and . . . — Map (db m6472) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 21 — Cavalry Division
U.S.A. Cavalry Division, Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasanton, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) The Cavalry Division was stationed along the west bank of Antietam Creek during the Battle of September 17, in support of Horse Batteries A, B, and L . . . — Map (db m7016) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Civil War Hospital SiteHoffman Farm
Civil War Hospital Site Hoffman Farm Was used as a hospital during The Maryland Campaign 1862 Private Property courtesy of S.H.A.F. — Map (db m7191) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Clara Barton
(Upper Plaque):During the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Clara Barton brought supplies and nursing aid to the wounded on this battlefield. The act of love and mercy led to the birth of the present American National Red Cross . . . — Map (db m5901) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Clara Barton
"I have been permitted to stand by your loved ones when the trial hour came..." For some, service to their country ended with the Civil War. For Clara Barton, this was the beginning. Barton, a forty year old teacher, patent clerk and . . . — Map (db m20671) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Colonel James H. ChildsFourth Pennsylvania Cavalry
At this spot Colonel James H. Childs of the Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the temporary command of Averill's Brigade fell mortally wounded on the morning of September 17th, 1862. — Map (db m7105) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 365 — Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades
C.S.A. Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades (September 17, 1862) After the repulse of the Confederate Line in the East Woods and Cornfield north of the Smoketown Road in the morning of the 17th, parts of the Brigades of Colquitt and Garland rallied . . . — Map (db m5477) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 78 — Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry
U.S.A. Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry. Lieut. C.H. Carlton, Commanding. September 17, 1862. Between 3 and 4 p.m., of the 17th, the 4th U.S. Infantry took position on the right (north) of the Boonsboro Pike, near the Bloody Lane. . . . — Map (db m7087) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Company F, 1st United States Sharpshooters
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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 — 332 — D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command
C.S.A. D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command, Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill, commanding. September 15-16, 1862. D.H. Hill's Division retired from South Mountain during the night of Sept. 14, crossed the Antietam, at the Middle Bridge, at daylight . . . — Map (db m5469) 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 — 369 — D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command
(Main Tablet): C.S.A. D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command Brig. Gen. D.R. Jones, Commanding. September 17, 1862. About 7.30 a.m., Col. Geo. T. Anderson's Brigade moved from Cemetery Hill to the left near the Dunker Church. The . . . — Map (db m6575) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 368 — D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command. Brig. Gen. D.R. Jones, Commanding. Organization. Brig. Gen. Robert Toombs' Brigade, Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Drayton's Brigade, Brig. Gen. R. B. Garnett's Brigade, Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper's . . . — Map (db m6595) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 321 — D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command, Brig. Gen. David R. Jones, Commanding. September 17, 1862. The division formed at daylight on the plateau commanding the approaches to the Burnside Bridge. At about noon the enemy made several . . . — Map (db m7257) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 322 — D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command. Brig. Gen. David R. Jones, Commanding. September 15-16, 1862. This division, composed of the brigades of Toombs, Kempter, Drayton, [J]en[k]ins, Garnett, and George T. Anderson, withdrew from its . . . — Map (db m7258) 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 — 3 — Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps
U.S.A. Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps. Brigadier Gen. Abner Doubleday, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Doubleday's Division moved from its bivouac on the Joseph Poffenberger Farm, north of this, at 5/30 a.m. on the 17th, in the . . . — Map (db m6108) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 2 — Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps
U.S.A. Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps, Brigadier Gen. Abner Doubleday, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.)Doubleday's Division, on the right of the First Corps, moved to the attack at 5/30 a.m., September 17, in the following order: . . . — Map (db m6127) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Dunkard Church
"Let us here today, in the spirit of the brethren who built it more than a century ago, rededicate this building to the advancement of peace among nations...to the brotherhood of all mankind." From address delivered by J. Millard Tawes, Governor . . . — Map (db m89656) 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 — Durell’s Independent Battery
Durell's Independent Battery "D" Pennsylvania Artillery 2nd Brigade 2nd Division 9th Corps Posted 375 yards south 70 degrees east ——— Casualties at Antietam Wounded 3 Recruited in Berks and Bucks Counties . . . — Map (db m6664) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Early's Washington RaidDiverting Federal Forces, July 1864
In mid-June 1864, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps drove Union Gen. David Hunter's army into West Virginia after the Battle of Lynchburg. On June 23 Early launched an incursion through Maryland against Washington, D.C., to draw Union troops . . . — Map (db m59127) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 123 — Eleventh Connecticut Infantry
Eleventh Connecticut Infantry, Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury, Commanding, September 17, 1862. This regiment opened the engagement on this part of the field on the morning of September 17. It was partially deployed in skirmishing order and preceded . . . — Map (db m6413) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 312 — Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command, Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans, Commanding Organization. 17th South Carolina Infantry, 18th South Carolina Infantry, 22nd South Carolina Infantry, 23rd South Carolina Infantry, Holcombe S.C. Legion, . . . — Map (db m7260) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 313 — Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command
C.S.A. Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command. Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Evans' Brigade continued in support of the artillery during the morning of the 17th, covering the approaches to Sharpsburg by the . . . — Map (db m7269) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 326 — Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command
C.S.A. Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command. Brigadier General A.R. Lawton, Commanding. (September 15-16, 1862.) Ewell's Division left Harper's Ferry on the night of September 15th, crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford and reached Sharpsburg . . . — Map (db m7203) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Ferry Hill Place(Built in 1812)
The boyhood home of Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas, a member of Stonewall Jackson’s staff. Sept. 18, 1862, Federal troops occupied these premises and confined the Douglas family. June 18, 1863, Headquarters of Confederate Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson, en . . . — Map (db m1877) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Ferry Hill Place
John Blackford, in 1810, built the Ferry Hill Plantation House standing before you. Blackford owned 25 slaves and managed the farm by himself. The slaves and hired laborers worked with minimum direction. Two slaves, Ned and Jupe, ran the river ferry . . . — Map (db m1971) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 79 — Fifth Army CorpsFirst Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
U.S.A. Fifth Army Corps First Battalion (8 Cos), Fourteenth U.S. Infantry Captain W. Harvey Brown, 14th U.S. Infantry, Commanding. September 17, 1862. At 3 p.m. of the 17th, the First Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam at . . . — Map (db m6484) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 77 — Fifth Army CorpsSecond and Tenth U.S. Infantry
U.S.A. Fifth Army Corps. Second (9 Cos.) and Tenth (3 Cos.) U.S. Infantry, Lieut. John S. Poland, 2nd U.S. Infantry, Commanding. September 17, 1862. About noon of the 17th, the Battalion of the Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam . . . — Map (db m6487) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 85 — Fifth Army CorpsFourth United States Infantry
U.S.A. Fifth Army Corps Fourth United States Infantry (8 Cos.). Captain Hiram Dryer, 4th U.S. Infantry, Commanding. September 16-17, 1862. On the morning of the 16th, the 4th Infantry seized the middle bridge over the Antietam; companies B. G. . . . — Map (db m7077) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 84 — Fifth Army CorpsSecond Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
U.S.A. Fifth Army Corps. Second Battalion (8 Cos). Fourteenth U.S. Infantry Captain David B. McKibbon, Commanding. September 16-19, 1862. On September 16th, the Second Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry was in line on the east base of the ridge . . . — Map (db m7086) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 80 — Fifth Army CorpsFirst Battalion Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
U.S.A. Fifth Army Corps. First Battalion (8 Cos) Fourteenth U.S. Infantry. Capt. W. Harvey Brown, 14th U.S. Infantry, Commanding. September 17, 1862. At 3 p.m. the First Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam at the Middle . . . — Map (db m7100) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 33 — Fifth Army Corps
U.S.A. 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. . . . — Map (db m7146) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Fifty-First New York Infantry
Shepard Rifles Col. Robert B. Potter 2d Brigade - Ferrero's 2d Division - Sturgis' 9th Army Corps - Burnside's Army of the Potomac Sept. 17, 1862 In compliance with orders received from General Burnside on the morning of September 17, . . . — Map (db m6441) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 8 — First Army CorpsDuryee's Brigade, Rickett's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Duryee's Brigade, Rickett's Division, Brigadier General Abram Duryee, Commanding. Organization. 97th, 104th, 105th New York and 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. (September 17, 1862.) Early in the morning Duryee's Brigade . . . — Map (db m5685) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 10 — First Army CorpsHartsuff's Brigade, Rickett's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps, Hartsuff's Brigade, Rickett's Division. Brig Gen George L. Hartsuff, Commanding. Organization. 11th Pennsylvania, 83rd New York, 12th and 13th Massachusetts Infantry. (September 17, 1862.) Hartsuff's Brigade, advancing . . . — Map (db m5707) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 9 — First Army CorpsChristian's Brigade, Rickett's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps Christian's Brigade, Rickett's Division, Col. W.A. Christian, 26th New York, Commanding. Organization. 26th and 94th New York, 88th and 90th Pennsylvania Infantry. (September 17, 1862.) Christian's Brigade advanced from . . . — Map (db m5711) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 4 — First Army CorpsHoffmann's Brigade, Doubleday's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Hoffmann's Brigade, Doubleday's Division. Lieut. Col. J. Wm. Hoffman, 56th Penn. Inf., Commanding. Organization. 7th Indiana Infantry. 76th New York Infantry. 95th New York Infantry. 56th Pennsylvania Infantry. September . . . — Map (db m5828) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 25 — First Army CorpsArtillery, Doubleday's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps, Artillery, Doubleday's Division, Capt. J. Albert Monroe, 1st R.I. Light Artillery, Commanding. 1st New Hampshire Battery, Battery D, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery L, New York Light Artillery, Battery B, . . . — Map (db m5839) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 24 — First Army CorpsAnderson's Brigade, Meade's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division. Lieut. Col. Robert Anderson, 9th Penn. Reserve, Commanding. Organization. 9th Pennsylvania Reserves, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, 12th Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m5884) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — B — First Army Corps
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Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 16 — First Army CorpsMagilton's Brigade, Meade's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division, Col. Albert Magilton, 4th Penn. Reserves, Commanding. Organization. 3rd Penn. Reserve Infantry, 4th Penn. Reserve Infantry, 7th Penn. Reserve Infantry, 8th Penn. Reserve Infantry, . . . — Map (db m5910) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 1 — First Army Corps
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, Commanding. September 16, 1862. The First Army Corps moved from its bivouac near Keedysville at 2 p.m. on Sept 16. Doubleday's Division crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford; Rickett's and Meade's . . . — Map (db m5918) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — J — First Army Corps
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Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 17 — First Army CorpsSeymour's Brigade, Meade's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Seymour's Brigade, Meade's Division. Brig. Gen. Truman Seymour, Commanding. Organization. 1st Penn. Reserve Infantry, 2nd Penn. Reserve Infantry, 5th Penn. Reserve Infantry, 6th Penn. Reserve Infantry, 13th Penn. Reserve . . . — Map (db m5992) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 12 — First Army CorpsMagilton's Brigade, Meade's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division. Col A.L. Magilton, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves, Commanding. (September 17, 1862.) Magilton's Brigade advanced from the North Woods about 6:30 a.m. and, passing a few yards east of D.R. . . . — Map (db m6091) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 31 — First Army CorpsAnderson's Brigade, Meade's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps. Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division Lieut. Col. Robert Anderson, 9th Penn. Reserve, Commanding. Organization. 9th, 10th,11th, and 12th Pennsylvania Reserves. (September 17, 1862.) Anderson's Brigade advanced from the . . . — Map (db m6100) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 6 — First Army CorpsGibbon's Brigade, Doubleday's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps Gibbon's Brigade, Doubleday's Division Brigadier General John Gibbon, Commanding, Organization 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin and 19th Indiana Infantry The Iron Brigade September 17, 1862 On the morning of the 17th, with its . . . — Map (db m6132) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 110 — First Army CorpsPatrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps, Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division, Brigadier General M.R. Patrick, Commanding. Organization. 21st, 23d, 35th and 80th New York Infantry. (September 17, 1862.) Early in the morning of the 17th, Patrick's Brigade . . . — Map (db m6162) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 5 — First Army CorpsPatrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division, Brigadier General M.R. Patrick, commanding. Organization. 21st, 23d, 35th and 80th New York Infantry. (September 17, 1862.) Patrick's Brigade formed line north of Joseph . . . — Map (db m6169) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 32 — First Army CorpsPhelps' Brigade, Doubleday's Division
U.S.A. First Army Corps, Phelps' Brigade, Doubleday's Division, Col. Walter Phelps, 22d New York Infantry, Commanding. Organization. 22d, 24th, 30th and 84th New York Infantry, and 2d U.S. Sharpshooters, (September 17, 1862.) Phelps' Brigade . . . — Map (db m6854) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 89 — First Brigade, Cavalry Division
U.S.A. First Brigade, Cavalry Division. Major Charles J. Whiting, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Commanding. Organization. 5th and 6th United States Cavalry. (September 17, 1862.) The Fifth United States Cavalry, Captain Joseph H. McArthur commanding, . . . — Map (db m7018) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — First Methodist Cemetery
The First Methodist Church in Sharpsburg acquired this property in 1819 and built a small, brick church here. The first burial was in 1828. This church was torn down when the congregation built a new church at 125 West Main Street in 1857. — Map (db m7338) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer's Battery September 17, 1862 ———————— This stone marks the right of the Brigade when a little after noon, it was formed to charge the woods north of the . . . — Map (db m5774) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer’s Battery September 17, 1862 —————The Brigade arrived upon this field from Crampton's Pass about noon, and was formed for a charge upon the Confederate line just north of . . . — Map (db m6025) 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 — 86 — Fourth United States Infantry
Fourth United States Infantry. The Fourth United States Infantry, Captain Hiram Dryer commanding, crossing the Antietam between 2 and 3 p.m. of September 17, 1862, advanced to with in a few feet of this point; three companies under command of . . . — Map (db m7083) 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 — Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSAArmy of Northern Virginia
General Lee led his troops along this road into Sharpsburg on September 15, 1862. Outmanned 2-1 he would outmaneuver the Federals on the 17th. Although hoping for a decisive victory Lee had to settle for a military draw. Robert E. Lee was . . . — Map (db m5639) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — General Edward Braddock
General Edward Braddock in April 1755 (driven in his coach and six horses) crossed into Virginia near this point on his way to Fort Cumberland, after ten days’ conference with Benjamin Franklin and others in Frederick, Md., arranging for teams . . . — Map (db m1966) HM

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