September 17th was the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.
Do you have a favorite regiment or officer who fought at that battle?
Francis Meagher of The Irish Brigade.He fought for Ireland and was then sent to a penal colony in Tasmania and escaped to New York and became an American citizen.
The Iron Brigade!
Longstreet, who with his staff, manned a crewless cannon during the battle
I agree with Mr Martin. Old Pete not afraid to get his hands dirty.
Col. James Childs, 4th PA Cavalry, disemboweled by a shell and killed on the west side of Antietam Creek just over the Middle Bridge. He lingered in agony for a few minutes which allowed him to give his effects to his fellow Pittsburgian, Lt. Henry King. A seldom remembered casualty of the battle of Antietam.
Zouaves of the 9th New York
– Michael Aubrecht
Yes! I actually have two favorites, one Reb and one Yank.
The bravery and determination of the Texas Brigade on the morning of September 17 was incredible; 550 of the Brigade’s men were killed, wounded or missing by the late morning.
Sgt. William McKinkey of the 23rd Ohio went above and beyond during the Battle. The 19 year old delivered coffee and hot food to the men of his regiment while they were under fire from Rebel troops.
Starks Brigade of Louisiana Tigers who came to grief at the rail fence of the Miller farm. Between 6:45 and 7:00 a.m. .the Tigers were decimated……the 10th Louisiana’s dead lay in their death throes and imortalized in the Alexander Gardner photographs.
Captain Newton Manross, 16th Connecticut
Fourth Texas Infantry, Texas Brigade, Hood’s Division
I feel Hood and the Bloody fifth made their name at Antietam
My bad I believe Hood was commanding the 4th at that point thank you for the correcting me
My ancestor Isaac, who with his US Engineers colleagues repaired a ford at Antietam Creek so that the Second Corps could cross to the fighting on the morning of September 17.
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