Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM3VY)

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

N 39° 27.368', W 77° 44.279'

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Jenkins' Brigade, Jones' Division

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

Col. Joseph Walker, Palmetto (S.C.) Sharpshooters, Commanding.
Organization.
1st South Carolina Infantry, 6th South Carolina Infantry
2d South Carolina Rifles, 4th South Carolina Battalion
5th South Carolina Infantry, Palmetto (S.C.) Sharpshooters
September 15-17, 1862.

Jenkin's Brigade reached Sharpsburg at 11 a.m. September 15th and took position on the high ground West of the cemetery. Late in the evening it moved to the high ground West of the Burnside Bridge Road, where it remained under artillery fire until 3 p.m. of the 17th when it returned to its first position in support of Moody's and Squire's Batteries.

It then advanced to the apple orchard and to the stone house and mill about 250 yards North of this point, where it engaged the Federal line which had reached this elevation. After the withdrawal of the enemy, the Brigade advanced its skirmishers over this ground to the crest of the hill overlooking the low ground and a belt of woodland bordering the Antietam. The Brigade was relieved by Fitzhugh Lee's Cavalry Brigade during the night of the 18th and at sunrise of the 19th crossed the Potomac at Blackfords.
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HM NumberHM3VY
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number356_MARKER_N
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264425 N 4370974
Decimal Degrees39.45613333, -77.73798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.368', W 77° 44.279'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 22.08" N, 77° 44' 16.74" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18155-18199 Rodman Ave, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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