Sixth Army Corps

Sixth Army Corps (HM34C)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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N 39° 28.273', W 77° 44.577'

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Brooks' Brigade, Smith's Division

Sixth Army Corps
Brooks' Brigade, Smith's Division

Brig Gen. W.T.H. Brooks, Commanding
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Vermont Infantry
September 17, 1862

Brooks' Brigade left its camp in Pleasant Valley at 6 a.m., of the 17th, crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford and reached the field about noon. It was ordered to the support of Sedgwick's Division, Second Corps, on the Union right but, before getting into position was ordered to the support of French's Division and formed in Mummas Cornfield, on ground vacated by the 14th Connecticut, its left connecting with French, its right resting on Mumma's Lane, facing south parallel to and about 170 yards from the Bloody Lane.

It was subjected to a galling fire of both artillery and sharp shooters, causing some loss.

It remained in this position until the morning of the 19th.
HM NumberHM34C
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number73
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264049 N 4372661
Decimal Degrees39.47121667, -77.74295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.273', W 77° 44.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 16.38" N, 77° 44' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18152-18198 Bloody Ln, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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