Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command

Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command (HM434)

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

N 39° 26.842', W 77° 44.757'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 108 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
C.S.A.
Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command,

Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

A.P. Hill's Division left Harper's Ferry at 7:30 a.m., crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford and reached this point at 2:30 p.m.

Pender's and Field's Brigades were detached to cover the approaches from the lower Antietam. Branch's, Gregg's and Archer's Brigades formed line along this road connecting with the right of D.R. Jones' Division. These brigades supported by Toombs, crossed the fields, encountered the left of the enemy's advancing line, checked its further progress and took position behind the stone fence about 600 yards distant.

They remained in this position until midnight of the 18th, when they withdrew and, acting as rear guard of the Confederate Army, recrossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford about 9:30 am.m of the 19th.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM434
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Tags
Marker Number348
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 12:23pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263710 N 4370022
Decimal Degrees39.44736667, -77.74595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.842', W 77° 44.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 50.52" N, 77° 44' 45.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4855-4999 Harpers Ferry Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?