First Army Corps

First Army Corps (HM3AE)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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N 39° 28.869', W 77° 44.652'

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Hartsuff's Brigade, Rickett's Division

First Army Corps,
Hartsuff's Brigade, Rickett's Division.

Brig Gen George L. Hartsuff, Commanding.
11th Pennsylvania, 83rd New York,
12th and 13th Massachusetts Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)

Hartsuff's Brigade, advancing from the Poffenberger woods early on the 17th, passed through the northern part of the East Woods and over the open ground west of them, and went into action on a line running northwest and southwest through this point. Early in the movement Gen. Hartsuff was wounded and the command devolved upon Col. Richard Coulter, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. The left center of the 11th Pennsylvania was at this point with the 12th Massachusetts on its right. On the immediate left of the 11th was the 13th Massachusetts and on its left was the 83rd New York. In this position, supported by two regiments of Christian's Brigade, it maintained a sanguinary contest in which it lost half its numbers, but was compelled to withdraw being relieved by the advance of Crawford's Brigade, Twelfth Corps. The Brigade carried into action about 1,200 men of whom 82 were killed and 497 wounded. The 12th Massachusetts lost 224 out of 334 engaged.
HM NumberHM3AE
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number10
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263975 N 4373767
Decimal Degrees39.48115000, -77.74420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.869', W 77° 44.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 52.14" N, 77° 44' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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