Sixth Army Corps

Sixth Army Corps (HM3IL)

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

N 39° 28.777', W 77° 44.568'

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Irwin's Brigade, Smith's Division

U.S.A.
Sixth Army Corps.
Irwin's Brigade, Smith's Division.

Col. William H. Irwin, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.
7th Maine Infantry,
20th 33rd 49th & 77th New York Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Irwin's Brigade reached the field about noon of the 17th, formed line across the road at this point, and charged through the batteries and across the fields in their front to check the advance of the Confederates from the West Woods. The direction of its advance was south of the Dunkard Church, and when its right regiments, the 33d and 77th New York, were nearly abreast of the church, they received such a destructive fire on their right and rear as compelled them to retire to the cover of the ridge in front of the church, the remainder of the brigade forming on their left. Late in the day the 7th Maine charged across the Bloody Lane to Piper's Barn and was repulsed by Cochrane's Brigade of Couch's Division, and withdrawn to the rear.
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HM NumberHM3IL
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number75
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264090 N 4373594
Decimal Degrees39.47961667, -77.74280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.777', W 77° 44.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 46.62" N, 77° 44' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6047 Smoketown Rd, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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