Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery

Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery (HM3IV)

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

N 39° 28.741', W 77° 44.595'

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U.S.A.
Battery D, 2nd U.S. Artillery.

Lieut. Edward B. Williston, U.S.A., Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Battery D, 2nd U.S. Artillery, moved from its bivouac near Crampton's Pass on the morning of the 17th and went into position south of the Smoketown Road, its center 55 yards from this point, its right gun about 12 yards. It opened fire at the Dunkard Church and the woods surrounding it to drive therefrom the Confederate sharpshooters. It was relieved by Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery, Captain John W. Wolcott, and at 4 p.m., moved southwest to the high ground north of the Sunken Lane to cover the movement of the 7th Maine Infantry against the Confederates around the Piper Buildings.
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HM NumberHM3IV
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number104
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:27pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264049 N 4373528
Decimal Degrees39.47901667, -77.74325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.741', W 77° 44.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 44.46" N, 77° 44' 35.70" 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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