Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM39A)

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

N 39° 28.855', W 77° 44.767'

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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 Infantry, Commanding.
Organization
18th Georgia Infantry,
Hampton (S.C.) Legion,
1st Texas Infantry,
4th Texas Infantry,
5th Texas Infantry.
September 16, 1862.

On the approach of the First Army Corps on the Evening of the 16th, Wofford's Brigade advanced and formed line in the south edge of the Cornfield, its left on the Hagerstown Pike, The 4th Texas, deployed as skirmishers, encountered the advance of Seymour's Brigade and was forced back but, re-enforced by the 5th Texas on its right, held the East Woods until darkness put an end to the engagement. At 10 p.m. the Brigade was relieved by Lawton's Brigade and withdrawn to the woods west of the Dunkard Church.
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HM NumberHM39A
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number331
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263809 N 4373747
Decimal Degrees39.48091667, -77.74611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.855', W 77° 44.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 51.30" N, 77° 44' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17-21 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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