Ninth Army Corps

Ninth Army Corps (HM3VP)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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N 39° 27.502', W 77° 44.199'

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Christ's Brigade, Willcox's Division

Ninth Army Corps,
Christ's Brigade, Willcox's Division

Col. B.C. Christ, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Commanding.
50th Pennsylvania Infantry,
79th New York Infantry,
28th Massachusetts Infantry,
17th Michigan Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

On the morning of the 17th Christ's Brigade was in reserve on the eastern slope of the ridge on the left flank of the Antietam, nearly opposite the Burnside Bridge.

About 2 p.m. after Sturgis' Division had carried the bridge, the Brigade crossed and, following the stream and the road to Sharpsburg, filed to the right where the course of the former diverged to the east and formed line on the narrow plateau at the foot of the bluff southeast of this point. After the formation of the Corps line, the brigade advanced, under a heavy fire of artillery from Cemetery Hill and the high ground west of the raod, to within a few yards of this point where it was checked. After a short delay the 79th New York advanced as skirmishers and compelled the Confederate artillery to retire. The brigade was about to move forward when the attack of A.P. Hill on the left of the Corps obliged it to fall back to the Antietam, where it remained until the evening of the 18th when it was relieved by Morell's Division of the Fifth Corps.
HM NumberHM3VP
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number63
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264547 N 4371219
Decimal Degrees39.45836667, -77.73665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.502', W 77° 44.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 30.12" N, 77° 44' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102-104 Rodman Ave, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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