Jackson's Command

Jackson's Command (HM3P4)

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

N 39° 28.679', W 77° 44.85'

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Starke's Brigade, Jackson's Division

C.S.A.
Jackson's Command,
Starke's Brigade, Jackson's Division

Brig. Gen. William E. Starke, Commanding.
Organization.
1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th, and 15th Louisiana Infantry,
Coppen's (Louisiana) Battalion.
(September 16-17, 1862.)

On the evening of September 16th, Starke's Brigade formed line perpendicular to this road, on the left of Taliaferro's. When the brigades of Jones and Winder were forced back, on the morning of the 17th, this brigade advanced with Taliaferro's and the rallied brigades, but was driven back. Supported by Early's Brigade it again advanced, but was obliged to retired and reformed, with its division, beyond the West Woods, where it supported the assault of McLaw's Division and Sedgwick's Division of Sumner's Corps. During the engagement General Starke was killed and the command devolved upon Colonel L.A. Stafford of the 9th Louisiana.
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HM NumberHM3P4
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number375
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263680 N 4373425
Decimal Degrees39.47798333, -77.74750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.679', W 77° 44.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 40.74" N, 77° 44' 51.00" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5824-6098 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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