Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps

Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps (HM3AB)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Buy Maryland State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 39° 28.868', W 77° 44.663'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps,

Brig. Gen. Jas. B. Ricketts, Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Rickett's Division moved from its bivouac in the Poffenberger Woods, early in the morning of the 17th. Duryea' Brigade moving south through the North Woods and over the open ground between the Hagerstown Pike and the East Woods, passed through Miller's cornfield to its southern edge and engaged the Confederate line 220 to 230 yards in its front. After an obstinate contest of 30 to 40 minutes the brigade was compelled to retired. The center of the brigade line is marked by its tablet west of this. Hartsuff's Brigade (supported by Christian's) went into action on a line running northwest and southeast through this point, and after a sanguinary contest, the brigade was compelled to retire with a loss of half its numbers. Christian moved in the left rear of Hartsuff, his right supporting and relieving Hartsuff at this point, his left forming on the west edge of the East Woods, south of the Smoketown Road. The Division was relieved by the advance of the Twelfth Corps, and joined the rest of the First Corps on the right near the Hagerstown Pike, north of J.Poffenberger's.
HM NumberHM3AB
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number81
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263959 N 4373766
Decimal Degrees39.48113333, -77.74438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.868', W 77° 44.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 52.08" N, 77° 44' 39.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-416 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. What year was the marker erected?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?