Second Army Corps

Second Army Corps (HM4E8)

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

N 39° 28.691', W 77° 45.096'

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Dana's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division

U.S.A.
Second Army Corps
Dana's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division

Brig. Gen. N.J.T. Dana, Commanding.
Organization.
19th Massachusetts Infantry,
20th Massachusetts Infantry,
7th Michigan Infantry,
42nd New York Infantry,
59th New York Infantry,
September 17, 1862

Dana's Brigade, following Gorman's in column of attack, passed through the East Woods, crossed the Cornfield and the Hagerstown Pike, about 50 yards in rear of Gorman, and entered the West Woods where its advance was checked about 40 yards east of this point.

Its left flank having been attacked and turned by McLaws and Walker's Divisions, it was compelled to retire.

A portion of the brigade, with the 1st Minnesota Infantry, occupied a line near the Nicodemus House which it held for a time until its flank having been again turned, it retired to the woods and fields east of the Hagerstown Pike.
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HM NumberHM4E8
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number38
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263328 N 4373457
Decimal Degrees39.47818333, -77.75160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.691', W 77° 45.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 41.46" N, 77° 45' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5901-5999 MD-65, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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