Jackson's Command

Jackson's Command (HM433)

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

N 39° 26.843', W 77° 44.758'

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Branch's Brigade, Hill's Light Division

C.S.A.
Branch's Brigade, Hill's Light Division,

Brig. Gen. L. O'B. Branch.
Organization.
7th North Carolina Infantry,
18th North Carolina Infantry,
28th North Carolina Infantry,
33d North Carolina Infantry,
37th North Carolina Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Branch's Brigade formed line at this point about 3 p.m. and supported Archer's Brigade in its advance and encounter at the stone wall about 600 yards distance.

Toward the close of the engagement General Branch was killed and the command fell to Colonel James H. Lane of the 28th North Carolina, who formed the brigade on Archer's left, where it remained until the morning of the 19th when it recrossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford.
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HM NumberHM433
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number353
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263708 N 4370024
Decimal Degrees39.44738333, -77.74596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.843', W 77° 44.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 50.58" N, 77° 44' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4855-4999 Harpers Ferry Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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