Fifth Army Corps

Fifth Army Corps (HM3VE)

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

N 39° 27.667', W 77° 44.166'

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Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry

U.S.A.
Fifth Army Corps.
Second (9 Cos.) and Tenth (3 Cos.) U.S. Infantry,

Lieut. John S. Poland, 2nd U.S. Infantry, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

About noon of the 17th, the Battalion of the Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam and moved to the support of the horse batteries on the left (south) side of the Boonsboro Pike. After the withdrawal of these batteries, Poland deployed the entire battalion as skirmishers and under a heavy fire of canister and musketry, advanced to this point (Sherrick's Lane), his right resting on the Boonsboro Pike, his line extending to the left, along the lane fence, in the direction of Sherrick's House, on the road to Burnside Bridge. In this position he engaged the skirmishers of Garnett's Brigade, his right advancing some distance beyond the farm lane and driving the enemy's cannoneers from their guns on Cemetery Hill.

While thus engaged the 17th Michigan and the skirmishers of Willcox's Division, came up and relieved the left of his line, and the First Battalion, 14th U.S. Infantry formed about 210 yards in rear of his right.

Poland assembled his skirmishers on the center, and the battalion of the 14th U.S. Infantry threw forward skirmishers on the right of the line.

His ammunition being exhausted, Poland withdrew to the cover of the hill east of this tablet and at dusk recrossed the Antietam.
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HM NumberHM3VE
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number77
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264604 N 4371522
Decimal Degrees39.46111667, -77.73610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.667', W 77° 44.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 40.02" N, 77° 44' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23515-23519 Richardson Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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