Ninth Army Corps

Ninth Army Corps (HM3YU)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.102', W 77° 44.388'

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Fairchild's Brigade, Rodman's Division

Ninth Army Corps.
Fairchild's Brigade, Rodman's Division.

Col. H.S. Fairchild, 89th New York Infantry, Commanding.
9th New York Infantry (Hawkins' Zouaves), 89th New York Infantry,
103d New York Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)

On the morning of the 17th, Fairchild's Brigade moved from this position, southeast of the Burnside Bridge, down the left bank of the Antietam, which it crossed at Snavely's Ford about 1 p.m., and forced the right of Toombs' Brigade from its position on the high ground above the ford and, moving up the right bank of the creek formed line on the left of Wilcox's Division a short distance northwest of the bridge. About 3 p.m., the brigade, under a heavy fire of artillery from Cemetery Hill and the aduacent heights, advanced from the ridge 450 yards east of this, reached the open fields west and gained the high ground about 400 yards northwest of this point, forcing the brigades of Kemper and Drayton through the streets of Sharpsburg. Its position being endangered by the advance of A.P. Hill on its left and rear, it was withdrawn by the ravines to the Sharpsburg Road and thence to the bank of the Antietam near the Burnside Bridge.
HM NumberHM3YU
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number66
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264254 N 4370487
Decimal Degrees39.45170000, -77.73980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.102', W 77° 44.388'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 6.12" N, 77° 44' 23.28" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4835 Branch Ave, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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