Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM391)

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

N 39° 28.852', W 77° 44.798'

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Wofford's Brigade, Hood's Division

C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command.
Wofford's Brigade, Hood's Division,

Col. W.T. Wofford, 18th Georgia, Commanding.
Organization.
Hampton (S.C.) Legion, 18th Georgia, 1st, 4th, and 5th
Texas Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)

At [erased]a.m., Wofford's Brigade, advancing from the woods in rear of the Dunkard Church, crossed the Hagerstown Pike near the church and, moving north, its left (Hampton Legion) resting on the Pike, were relieved south of this and engaged the Union line in the cornfield about 75 yards north of this road. The 5th Texas was sent to the assistance of Law's Brigade on the right. The four remaining regiments maintained a contest rarely equalled in warfare. They penetrated the cornfield, the 1st Texas advancing to its northern edge, but their advance was checked. After losing more than one half its numbers, the Brigade fell back to the fields southwest of the Dunkard Church and was not again engaged. The Brigade went into action numbering 854; its loss in killed, wounded and missing was 560. The 1st Texas carried into action 226 officers and men, of whom 186 were killed or wounded.
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HM NumberHM391
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number324
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263764 N 4373742
Decimal Degrees39.48086667, -77.74663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.852', W 77° 44.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 51.12" N, 77° 44' 47.88" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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