First Army Corps

First Army Corps (HM3LM)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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N 39° 28.848', W 77° 44.921'

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Gibbon's Brigade, Doubleday's Division

First Army Corps
Gibbon's Brigade, Doubleday's Division

Brigadier General John Gibbon, Commanding, Organization
2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin and 19th Indiana Infantry
The Iron Brigade
September 17, 1862

On the morning of the 17th, with its right on the Hagerstown Pike, Gibbon's Brigade which three days before had earned the title of the "Iron Brigade" advanced in the direction of the Dunker Church. When 135 yards North of this point Confederates under cover of the ledge and woods West of the pike attacked its flank, the 19th Indiana and 7th Wisconsin deployed on the open plateau and in the woods West of the pike and the 2nd and 6th Wisconsin in the infamous cornfield East of it. Company B, 4th U.S. Artillery, went into position West of the pike and a few yards South of Miller's barn. Supported by Patrick's Brigade and battery on the right and Phelps' Brigade on the left, Gibbon's Brigade advanced South of this point but was forced back. Charge and counter charge of the most deadly character followed across the open plateau West of, and, in the cornfield and ground South of it, East of the pike, and the Iron Brigade was compelled to retire to the field North of D.R. Miller's and then to the cover of the high ground, North and East of Joseph Poffenberger's.
HM NumberHM3LM
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number6
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263588 N 4373740
Decimal Degrees39.48080000, -77.74868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.848', W 77° 44.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 50.88" N, 77° 44' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Starke Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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