Second Army Corps

Second Army Corps (HM4E5)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.695', W 77° 45.094'

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Gorman's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division

Second Army Corps,
Gorman's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division,

Brig. Gen. Willis A. Gorman, Commanding.
15th Massachusetts Infantry,
1st Minnesota Infantry,
34th New York Infantry,
82d New York Infantry,
Massachusetts Sharpshooters (1st Co.)
Minnesota Sharpshooters (2d Co.)
September 17, 1862.

Gorman's Brigade led the advance of Sedgwick's Division in its assault upon the Confederate left. It passed through the East Woods, crossed the Cornfield and the open ground to the south, entered the West Woods and had reached this point, when its advance was checked by Jackson's command and the artillery of Stuart's Division posted on the high ground to the northwest. After a severe contest in which its ammunition was nearly exhausted, its left flank was turned by McLaws' and Walker's Divisions and the brigade was forced to retire northward to the fields beyond D.R. Miller's barn. The 34th New York was detached and occupied the woods immediately west of the Dunkard Church. This tablet marks the left center of the brigade in its advance.
HM NumberHM4E5
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number37
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263331 N 4373465
Decimal Degrees39.47825000, -77.75156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.695', W 77° 45.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 41.70" N, 77° 45' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5901-5999 MD-65, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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