Second Army Corps

Second Army Corps (HMBUI)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.522', W 77° 42.563'

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U.S.A.
Second Army Corps.

Major General E.V. Sumner, Commanding.
(September 15-16, 1862.)

Richardson's Division of the Second Corps, in close pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia, in its retreat from South Mountain, passed through Boonsboro and Keedysville on the morning of September 15, and, early in the afternoon, took position behind the bluff bordering the Antietam west of this; the skirmishers of the division being advanced onto the bluff and engaging those of the enemy beyond the creek. French's Division followed later in the day and went into bivouac on either side of the road at this point. Sedgwick's Division bivouacked on French's right, its right east of the Pry House. The three divisions remained in these positions until the morning of the 17th when they crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford and went into action on the right and right center of the Union Line.
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Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number115
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266950 N 4373035
Decimal Degrees39.47536667, -77.70938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.522', W 77° 42.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 31.32" N, 77° 42' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18925 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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