Fifth Army Corps

Fifth Army Corps (HM4BN)

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

N 39° 27.771', W 77° 44.046'

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Fourth United States Infantry

U.S.A.
Fifth Army Corps
Fourth United States Infantry (8 Cos.).

Captain Hiram Dryer, 4th U.S. Infantry, Commanding.
September 16-17, 1862.

On the morning of the 16th, the 4th Infantry seized the middle bridge over the Antietam; companies B. G. I. and K. were thrown across the bridge, deployed on either side of the road, advanced about 300 yards, and, between 2 and 4 p.m., became engaged with the enemy's skirmishers. They were relieved at sunset by the 1st Battalion 12th U.S. Infantry and recrossed the Antietam. Between 2 and 3 p.m. of the 17th, the regiment again crossed the Antietam, under orders to support the horse batteries. It advanced beyond the batteries and took position in the field to the right, the left resting on the road at this point. Companies G. I. and K. under Lieut. C. H. Carlton, were deployed as skirmishers and, advancing in a westerly direction, encountered the Confederate skirmishers posted behind a rail fence. The skirmishers suffered severely from an enfilading fire of canister from Cemetery Hill, south of the turnpike, and from the enemy's skirmishers in the their front.

At about sunset the skirmishers were withdrawn and the regiment, carrying its dead and wounded, recrossed the Antietam.
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HM NumberHM4BN
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number85
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264782 N 4371710
Decimal Degrees39.46285000, -77.73410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.771', W 77° 44.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 46.26" N, 77° 44' 2.76" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18200-18274 MD-34, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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