Ninth Army Corps

Ninth Army Corps (HM3U7)

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

N 39° 27.032', W 77° 43.876'

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Ferrero's Brigade, Sturgis' Division

U.S.A.
Ninth Army Corps
Ferrero's Brigade, Sturgis' Division.

Brigadier General Edward Ferrero, Commanding.
Organization.
51st New York Infantry,
51st Pennsylvania Infantry.
21st and 35th Massachusetts Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

On the morning of the 17th, Ferrero's Brigade was in position about a half mile northeast of this point on the Rohrback Farm. About 9 a.m., it moved to the left and, after several changes of position, was ordered to carry the bridge. The 51st Pennsylvania and the 51st New York were formed under cover of the hill overlooking this point; skirmishers were thrown forward to the stone fence above the bridge and behind the fences and trees along the stream below it; and, under cover of the fire from the Federal artillery, the two regiments charged down the hill, carried the bridge and formed, under cover of the bluff, in the road beyond it. The 35th Massachusetts, closely supported by the 21st Massachusetts, followed and ascended the bluff on the right where, later in the day, it was joined by the remainder of the brigade and led the advance to the Otto farm lane, where it became severely engaged and lost heavily in killed and wounded.

Late at night the brigade was relieved by Welsh's Brigade of Willcox's Division and fell back to the banks of the Antietam.
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HM NumberHM3U7
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number68
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264984 N 4370335
Decimal Degrees39.45053333, -77.73126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.032', W 77° 43.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 1.92" N, 77° 43' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Union Advance Trail, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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