French's Division, Second Army Corps

French's Division, Second Army Corps (HM48I)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.288', W 77° 44.448'

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French's Division, Second Army Corps,

Brig. Gen. William H. French, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

French's Division crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford about 8:30 a.m. and marched in columns by brigades, Kimball on the right, Morris in the center, and Weber on the left. After advancing about one mile the division faced to the left, passed through the meadows to Roulette's House, near which it encountered the enemy and pushed them back to the Bloody Lane, where its advance was checked by a portion of D.H. Hill's Division.

A desperate contest ensued, lasting until 1 o'clock, when, supported by Richardson's Division on the left, a charge was made and the enemy forced to retire to Piper's Lane and the fields beyond.

French's Division bivouacked beyond the ridge north of this point.
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HM NumberHM48I
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number40
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:57pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264234 N 4372684
Decimal Degrees39.47146667, -77.74080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.288', W 77° 44.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 17.28" N, 77° 44' 26.88" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18102-18150 Bloody Ln, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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