Battlefield Markers-Gettysburg and Sharpsburg (Antietam)


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The Ninth Georgia posted both of these, Gettysburg (Pa.), and Sharpsburg (Antietam) (Md.) on its Regimental Battle flag.......pictures taken in July of 1997 while touring these sites.......inscriptions on the markers are typed under the marker...

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Gettysburg

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C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Anderson's Brigade
7th, 8th, 9th,11th, 59th Georgia Regiments

July 2-After march of several miles formed line about 4 p.m. 100 yards west of this. The Seventh Regiment was sent Southward to watch Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods South of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from stone fence there, but flanked on the left, retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced later by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The wounding of Gen. G.T. Anderson caused a brief halt and some confusion, but they advanced a third time and after a struggle, occupied the woodlands to its border on Plum Run Valley.
July 3-The Brigade was sent down Emmitsburg Road and assisted in repulsing and holding in check Union Cavalry which sought to flank the Division.
July 4-Assisted in constructing works to protect the flank.
July 5-About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, Md.
Present about 1600 Losses 871


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Sharpsburg (Antietam)

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C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command
Anderson's Brigade D.R. Jones Division
Col. George T. Anderson, 11th Georgia Commanding
Organization
1st Georgia Infantry (Regulars)
7th Georgia Infantry
8th Georgia Infantry
9th Georgia Infantry
11th Georgia Infantry
September 17, 1862
Anderson's Brigade was withdrawn from the Boonesboro Pike
at about 7:30 a.m. and moved to a position in rear of the Dunkard Church.
It supported McLaws' Division in the attack on Sedgwick's Division,
and was then moved to this point where, forming behind the stone
fence, it engaged the enemy in Piper's Cornfield but, being enfiladed
by the Federal artillery, was soon obliged to retire in the direc-
tion of Sharpsburg. Between 2 and 3 p.m. with portions of other
Brigades, it formed a line extendind from Piper's Barn to the Ha-
gerstown Pike and assisted in repulsing an attack of the enemy.




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Return to the Ninth Georgia Regiment, CSA 1861-1865

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