Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery

Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery (HM3IR)

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

N 39° 28.728', W 77° 44.609'

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U.S.A.
Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery.

Lieut. Leonard Martin, U.S.A., Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Early in the morning of the 17th, Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery, generally known as Ayers' Battery, moved with Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps, from its bivouac in Pleasant Valley near Crampton's Pass, and, about 12, noon, went into position about 110 yards south of this point on the left of Battery D, 2nd U.S. Artillery, and engaged the Confederate Artillery in the woods around the Dunkard Church and in the fields south of it. The fire was continued with intervals, throughout the day, and the battery remained in substantially the same position until the morning of the 19th.
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HM NumberHM3IR
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number108
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264028 N 4373505
Decimal Degrees39.47880000, -77.74348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.728', W 77° 44.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 43.68" N, 77° 44' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6047 Smoketown Rd, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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