Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery

Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery (HM42X)

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

N 39° 26.862', W 77° 44.479'

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U.S.A.
Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery.

Lieut. Chas. P. Muhlenburg, U.S.A. Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

On the morning of the 17th, Battery A was in position on the crest of the hill east of the Rohrbach Lane, east of and overlooking the Stone Bridge over the Antietam. In the afternoon the battery crossed the bridge and went into position on the ridge 730 yards a little south of east of this point and engaged the Confederate artillery and infantry. Later in the day the battery moved about 60 yards west and 100 yards south of its first position, more effectually to check a flank movement of A.P. Hill's Division. At night the battery was withdrawn to the cover of the ridge on which it had been engaged.
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HM NumberHM42X
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number112
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264110 N 4370047
Decimal Degrees39.44770000, -77.74131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.862', W 77° 44.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 51.72" N, 77° 44' 28.74" 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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