Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM3VX)

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

N 39° 27.534', W 77° 44.205'

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Garnett's Brigade, Jones' Division

C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command.
Garnett's Brigade, Jones' Division,

Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett, Commanding.
Organization.
8th Virginia Infantry, 19th Virginia Infantry,
18th Virginia Infantry, 28th Virginia Infantry,
56th Virginia Infantry.
September 15-17, 1862.

Garnett's Brigade reached Sharpsburg at 11 a.m. September 15th, and took position on the southwest slope of Cemetery Hill where it remained until the morning of the 17th, when it relieved Geo. T. Anderson's Brigade in support of the Washington Artillery. When that command was relieved by S.D. Lee's Artillery in the afternoon, the brigade advanced into the cornfield in front of Lee's guns, between this point and the cemetery wall, and engaged the right of the advancing Federal Line.

The right of the Confederate line west of the Burnside Bridge road being turned, the brigade was withdrawn, by the cross streets, to the north of the town, and co operated with Drayton's Brigade and A.P. Hill's Division in the attack on the Federal left.
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HM NumberHM3VX
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number364
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264541 N 4371278
Decimal Degrees39.45890000, -77.73675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.534', W 77° 44.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 32.04" N, 77° 44' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18155-18199 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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