Army of Northern Virginia

Army of Northern Virginia (HM37H)

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

N 39° 28.173', W 77° 44.174'

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C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia

General Robert E. Lee, Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

At about 6 a.m. Jackson became heavily engaged in resisting an attempt of Hooker's Corps of the Army of the Potomac to turn the left flank of the Confederate Army. About 7 a.m. the attempt was renewed by Mansfield's Corps. About 9 a.m. a third attempt was made by Sedgwick's Division of Sumner's Corps. Between 9:15 and 11 a.m. French's and Richardson's Division of Sumner's Corps assaulted and at noon finally carried the Confederate position in the Sunken Road. Between 9 a.m. and noon several attacks were made on the Confederate right at the Burnside Bridge but without success. An attack at 1 p.m. was successful and the troops of the Ninth Corps obtained a lodgment on the plateau overlooking the Burnside Bridge. From this position at about 3 p.m. an assault was directed against the heights overlooking the town, which was checked by the arrival of A.P. Hill's Division from Harper's Ferry.
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HM NumberHM37H
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number302
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:41pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264621 N 4372459
Decimal Degrees39.46955000, -77.73623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.173', W 77° 44.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 10.38" N, 77° 44' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3793-3795 Bloody Ln, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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