First Army Corps

First Army Corps (HM3AI)

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

N 39° 28.87', W 77° 44.646'

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Christian'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 the Poffenberger woods in support of Hartsuff's left. The 90th Pennsylvania was detached to the support of Matthews' Pennsylvania Battery in the field between D.R. Miller's and the East Woods, but soon thereafter rejoined the Brigade, which moved through the East Woods and came into line on either side of the Smoketown Road, the 26th and 94th New York forming on the west edge of the East Woods, south of the Smoketown Road. The 88th Pennsylvania fought on the line of and, finally relieved, the 83rd New York, which was the left of Hartsuff's Brigade, the 90th Pennsylvania relieving the right of Hartsuff's Brigade and charging about 40 yards beyond it. The Brigade fought until its ammunition ws nearly exhausted when it was relieved by the advance of the Twelfth Corps. This tablet marks the point reached by the 90th Pennsylvania.
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HM NumberHM3AI
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number9
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:39am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263983 N 4373769
Decimal Degrees39.48116667, -77.74410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.87', W 77° 44.646'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 52.20" N, 77° 44' 38.76" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 71 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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