Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps

Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps (HM351)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.209', W 77° 44.246'

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Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps,

Maj. Gen. Israel B. Richardson, commanding
September 17, 1862.


Richardson's Division crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford about 9:30 a.m. and advanced to the ravine behind the high ground overlooking Roulette's House where it formed line of battle as follows - Meagher's Brigade on the right, Caldwell's on the left and Brooke's in reserve. The division advanced on French's left and engaged the enemy near this point. After a stubborn and varying contest of two hours the enemy was forced back from the Bloody Lane, to and beyond the Hagerstown Pike. Near the close of the action Major General Richardson was mortally wounded.

He was succeeded in command by Brig. Gen. W.S. Hancock and the division was withdrawn, from its advanced position, to the high ground north of this road where it remained through the day.
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HM NumberHM351
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number44
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264520 N 4372529
Decimal Degrees39.47015000, -77.73743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.209', W 77° 44.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 12.54" N, 77° 44' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 752 Bloody Ln, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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