First Army Corps

First Army Corps (HM3KS)

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

N 39° 28.934', W 77° 44.931'

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Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division

U.S.A.
First Army Corps.
Anderson's Brigade, Meade's Division

Lieut. Col. Robert Anderson, 9th Penn. Reserve,
Commanding.
Organization.
9th, 10th,11th, and 12th Pennsylvania Reserves.
(September 17, 1862.)

Anderson's Brigade advanced from the North Woods about 6:30 a.m. in support of Doubleday's Division engaged on either side of the road south of this point. Midway between the North Woods and D.R. Miller's, the 10th regiment crossed the road moving west about 700 yards became engaged with the enemy's skirmishers and the artillery of Stuart's cavalry command. The three remaining regiments formed line with the right resting on the road at this point. A charge of the enemy to the north edge of the cornfield was repulsed and the Brigade advanced to the cornfield. The 9th Regiment going through the corn to its south edge, the center and left about midway into the corn, when it was checked by the advance of a Confederate line and fell back, after which Anderson withdrew to the North Woods, where he was rejoined by the 10th Regiment and served as a reallying point for Sedgwick's Division, Second Corps. The Brigade then moved to the rear of the high ground north of Joseph Poffenberger's.
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HM NumberHM3KS
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number31_MARKER_NU
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263578 N 4373900
Decimal Degrees39.48223333, -77.74885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.934', W 77° 44.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 56.04" N, 77° 44' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6387-6441 The Cornfield Trail, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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