Fifty-First New York Infantry

Fifty-First New York Infantry (HM3U4)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.033', W 77° 43.878'

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Shepard Rifles
Col. Robert B. Potter
2d Brigade - Ferrero's 2d Division - Sturgis'
9th Army Corps - Burnside's
Army of the Potomac
Sept. 17, 1862

In compliance with orders received from
General Burnside on the morning of September 17,
the 51st New York and the 51st Pennsylvania were
selected to carry this bridge at all hazards.
The 51st New York, with the 51st Pennsylvania
on its right, formed on the ridge in the rear of this
position, moved forward at double quick, and at
One P.M. carried the bridge at the point of the
Bayonet. The passage was obstinately disputed.

1 officer and 18 men killed
4 officers and 64 men wounded
Total 87
HM NumberHM3U4
Year Placed1908
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264981 N 4370337
Decimal Degrees39.45055000, -77.73130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.033', W 77° 43.878'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 1.98" N, 77° 43' 52.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-600 Union Advance Trail, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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