48th Pennsylvania Infantry
|Commanding Officer: |
LCol. Joshua K. Sigfried
|Statistics for Maryland Campaign|
Initial Strength: not known
Killed in Action (KIA): 8
Wounded (WIA): 51
Missing in Action (MIA): 1
Maps Showing this Unit:
Detail Map #9: Burnside Attacks the Lower Bridge
Detail Map #11: Burnside Climbs Toward Sharpsburg
Detail Map #12: AP Hill Hits Burnside's Flank
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #58: Sturgis' Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #124: Nagle's Brigade, Sturgis' Division - 17 Sep, 1 PM to 17 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #69: Nagle's Brigade, Sturgis' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of the Potomac
Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
Division - 2nd Division, IX Corps
Brigade - 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps
History of the Unit:
The 48th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during August and September, 1861. It was mustered into federal service there, by detachments, in mid-September. Many members of the regiment had seen prior service in at least three Pennsylvania units which had seen service as 'three-month term of enlistment' organizations - the 6th, 14th, and 25th Pennsylvania Infantry regiments. A large number of men in the regiment had been miners prior to the war. Eight hundred and fifty-eight officers and enlisted men were mustered into service as members of the regiment.
James Nagle was the organizer and first Colonel of this regiment.
(from Antietam Natl Battlefield file)
In the Antietam Campaign:
Col James Nagle, who had been in command of the Brigade, received commission as Brigadier General of Volunteers on the battlefield of Antietam September 17, 1862, Lieutenant Colonel Sigfried was promoted to Colonel, Captain Henry Pleasants, Lieutenant Colonel, and Captain James Wren, Major.
The War Department battlefield plaque says:
The Bridgade assisted in carrying the Burnside Bridge, and crossed it soon after 1:00 PM. After the repulse of the three Divisions of Willcox, Scammon and Rodman later in the day, Ferrero's and Nagle's Brigades advanced to the crest of the ridge about 420 yards east of this [marker] to check Confederate pursuit. The 48th Pennsylvania supported and relieved the 51st Pennsylvania, engaging the Confederates posted on this line and behind the stone walls right and left of this point. The engagement continued into the night, and the regiment and Brigade bivouacked on the ground on which they had fought.
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