Texas

Texas (HM2YA)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.85', W 77° 44.818'

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Remembers the valor and devotion of
her sons who served at Sharpsburg
September 16-17, 1862

Here in the Cornfield, early on the
morning of September 17 the Texas
Brigade helped blunt the attack of
elements of Mansfield's Union Corps
almost alone during this powerful
Federal onslaught the Texas Brigade
sealed a threatening gap in the
Confederate line in so doing the 1st
Texas Infantry Regiments suffered a
casualty rate of 82.3 per cent, the
greatest loss suffered by any infantry
regiment, north or south, during the war
of approximately 850 men engaged the
Texas Brigade counted over 530
casualties.

Texas troops at Sharpsburg were
1st Texas Inf, Lt. Col. P.A. Work; 4th
Texas Inf, Lt. Col. B.F. Carter; 5th Texas
Inf., Capt. Ike N.M. Turner. (Col. W.T. Wofford's Texas
Brigade, Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps)

The Texas Brigade included the 18th
Georgia Inf, Lt. Col. S. Z. Ruff, Hampton
South Carolina Legion (Inf. Cos.) Lt
Col. M.W. Cary

A memorial to Texans
Who served the Confederacy

Erected by the State of Texas 1964
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HM NumberHM2YA
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263736 N 4373739
Decimal Degrees39.48083333, -77.74696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.85', W 77° 44.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 51.00" N, 77° 44' 49.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2201 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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