Archer's Brigade

Archer's Brigade (HM410)

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

N 39° 26.925', W 77° 44.461'

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Archer's Brigade

In its advance from the Antietam Furnace Road, west of this point, on the afternoon of September 17th, 1862. Archer's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Division encountered the Federal troops posted behind the stone wall forming the western line of the 40 acre cornfield.

Greggs movement on the left flank of the Federal line having compelled it to retire, Archer's Brigade charged over the fence and across the cornfield, but was repulsed with considerable loss and fell back to this side of the fence, where it remained until withdrawn to recross the Potomac on the morning of the 19th.
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HM NumberHM410
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number370
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264139 N 4370162
Decimal Degrees39.44875000, -77.74101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.925', W 77° 44.461'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 55.50" N, 77° 44' 27.66" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4835 Branch Ave, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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