Meade's Division, First Army Corps

Meade's Division, First Army Corps (HM3FR)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 29.328', W 77° 44.758'

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Meade's Division, First Army Corps,

Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, Commanding,
September 16, 1862.

Meade's Division crossed the Antietam at the Sumner Bridge at 2 p.m. Sept. 16, and moved in a westerly direction toward the position of the enemy. At 6 p.m. Meade encountered Stuart's cavalry on the Smoketown Road and Hood's Division in the East Woods on the Smoketown Road. Seymour's Brigade was deployed and engaged the enemy, supported by Magilton and Anderson. The fighting ceased at dark and the division bivouacked on the ground it occupied at the close of the engagement. Seymour's Brigade in the east edge of the East Woods, Anderson's Brigade in and in rear of the North Woods and Magilton's Brigade midway between Seymour and Anderson.
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HM NumberHM3FR
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number15
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263849 N 4374621
Decimal Degrees39.48880000, -77.74596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.328', W 77° 44.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 19.68" N, 77° 44' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17834 Mansfield Ave, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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