First Army Corps

First Army Corps (HM3FV)

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

N 39° 29.328', W 77° 44.75'

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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 Divisions at the upper bridge.

The divisions advanced in parallel columns, in a westerly direction, until 6 p.m., when Meade's Division encountered the enemy near the East Woods.

The corps was then formed in line of battle, facing south and south-west, Meade's Division in the center, somewhat advanced. Doubleday's Division on the right and Ricketts' Division on the left in supporting distance.

The fighting ceased on account of darkness at about 6:30 p.m.
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HM NumberHM3FV
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number1
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263860 N 4374621
Decimal Degrees39.48880000, -77.74583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.328', W 77° 44.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 19.68" N, 77° 44' 45.00" 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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