Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps

Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps (HM3IP)

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

N 39° 28.777', W 77° 44.568'

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Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps,

Maj. Gen. William F. Smith, Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Smith's Division left camp between Crampton's Pass and Rohrersville, in Pleasant Valley, at 5:30 a.m., of the 17th, crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford and arrived at the front about noon. Hancock's Brigade was put in position on the left of Sedgwick's Division of the Second Corps, its right near the Poffenberger Lane, its left extending in front of and parallel to the East Woods. Irwin's Brigade advancing took cover behind the ridge south of the Smoketown Road and in front of the church. Brooks' Brigade formed in the cornfield to the right of French's Division, parallel to and facing the Bloody Lane, its right connecting, though not closely, with Irwins left. Late in the afternoon the 7th Maine of Irwin's Brigade charged across the Bloody Lane to within a few yards of Piper's Lane when it was repulsed and fell back to the position from which it had charged. The division remained in position, with some slight changes, until the morning of the 19th, when it advanced and ascertained that the Confederates had recrossed the Potomac.
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HM NumberHM3IP
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number72
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:06pm 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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