Jackson's Command

Jackson's Command (HM3CP)

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

N 39° 28.874', W 77° 44.512'

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Garland's Brigade, D.H. Hill's Division

C.S.A.
Jackson's Command,
Garland's Brigade, D.H. Hill's Division,

Col. D.K. McRae, 5th North Carolina, Commanding.
Organization.
5th, 12th, 13th, 20th, and 23d North Carolina Infantry.
(September 17, 1862.)

On the night of September 16, Garland's Brigade bivouacked in the fields south east of Roulette's House. Early on the 17th, it moved to the support of Ripley and Colquitt and, crossing the Smoketown Road a few feet east of this point, made effort to form on Colquitt's right, but was thrown into confusion and halted in the woods, under cover of boulders, rock ledges and rolling ground, a few yards in advance of this. The advance of Greene's division, Twelfth Corps, struck it in flank and caused it to retired in disorder across the Mumma Fields; a part of the brigade rallying in the west end of the Sunken Road and joining a remnant of Colquitt's Brigade, the remainder retreating to Sharpsburg, where it was partially rallied and assisted Evan's Brigade in checking the advance of the Federals on and south of the Boonsboro Pike.
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HM NumberHM3CP
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number340
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264176 N 4373771
Decimal Degrees39.48123333, -77.74186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.874', W 77° 44.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 52.44" N, 77° 44' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2235 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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