Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery

Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery (HM3KX)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.929', W 77° 44.941'

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U.S.A.
Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery

Capt. Joseph B. Campbell, U.S.A. Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Early in the morning this battery advanced from its bivouac north of Jos. Poffenberger's, passing through the North Woods to the ploughed field immediately south of them. One section, under command of Lieut. James Stewart, was advanced to a position east of D.R. Miller's house and about 205 yards from this road, and shelled the woods around and north of the Dunkard Church. In a few minutes Stewart crossed the road and, taking position about 80 yards west of this point, engaged the Confederate artillery and infantry. He was soon joined by the other four guns of the battery which took position on his left, one gun on the road, a few feet in advance, working effectively against the Confederate infantry in the cornfield. The Battery was charged by [J.B.] Hood's Division. The charge being repulsed by a rapid fire of double charges of cannister, with the assistance of the infantry supports - the Brigades of Gibbon and Patrick. In this contest Captain Campbell was wounded and the command fell to Lieut. Stewart. After a close and severe engagement in which the Battery lost 9 men killed and 31 wounded and 26 horses killed, it retired to the field north of the Miller House, where it again went into action.
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HM NumberHM3KX
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number103
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263564 N 4373891
Decimal Degrees39.48215000, -77.74901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.929', W 77° 44.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 55.74" N, 77° 44' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6101-6299 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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