Jackson's Command

Jackson's Command (HM397)

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

N 39° 28.854', W 77° 44.786'

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Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division

C.S.A.
Jackson's Command.
Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division,

Brigadier General Harry T. Hays, Commanding.
Organization.
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 14th Louisiana Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)

On the night of September 16, Hays' Brigade bivouacked in the woods northwest of the Dunkard Church. Soon after daylight of the 17th, with about 550 men, it moved through the woods, crossed the Hagerstown Pike 120 yards north of the Church and advanced eastward to fill a gap between the Brigades of Lawton and Trimble, but was halted and, after a short wait in the open field northeast of the Church, was ordered to the support of Lawton's Brigade, then fiercely engaged about 150 yards south of this point. It advanced beyond Lawton's line, penetrated the cornfield, and came under an enfilading fire from several Union batteries, and from infantry in front and on the left west of the Pike, by which its force was reduced by more than half. It was obliged to fall back out of the cornfield to the high ground about 70 yards south of this, where it was relieved by Wofford's Brigade, of Hood's Division, and thence was withdrawn to the fields southwest of the Dunkard Church. Of the 550 engaged, 323 were killed or wounded.
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HM NumberHM397
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number383_MARKER_N
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:39am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263782 N 4373745
Decimal Degrees39.48090000, -77.74643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.854', W 77° 44.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 51.24" N, 77° 44' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 443-499 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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