Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps

Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps (HM3GC)

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

N 39° 29.221', W 77° 44.658'

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Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps,

Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

Ricketts' Division, on the left of the First Corps, formed for attack at 6 a.m., in the following order: Hartsuff's Brigade in advance, supported by Christian's Brigade on the left and Duryea's Brigade on the right. The division advanced to the west edge of the East Woods and along the south edge of the Cornfield, where it became heavily engaged with the enemy.

It maintained itself in this position for some time but, its ammunition having been exhausted, it was eventually obliged to withdraw. After replenishing its supply of ammunition, it was formed, in reserve, in the fields east of the Hagerstown Pike and remained there throughout the day.
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HM NumberHM3GC
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number7
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:19pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263986 N 4374419
Decimal Degrees39.48701667, -77.74430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.221', W 77° 44.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 13.26" N, 77° 44' 39.48" 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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