Second Brigade, Cavalry Division

Second Brigade, Cavalry Division (HM49G)

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

N 39° 27.816', W 77° 43.778'

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Second Brigade, Cavalry Division.

Col. John Farnsworth, 8th Illinois Cavalry,
Commanding.
Organization.
8th Illinois, 3d Indiana, 1st Massachusetts,
and 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
(September 17, 1862.)

The Second Brigade crossed the Middle Bridge under a severe fire of Confederate Artillery posted on Cemetery Hill. The 8th Pennsylvania was thrown to the right to support the Artillery north of this road. The remaining regiments took position in the ravine on the left between this point and the Antietam, where, in support to the Batteries in front, they remained until relieved by the advance of the regular infantry, when the entire brigade was withdrawn. The 8th Illinois and 3d Indiana moved up the west bank of the creek and bivouacked in the rear of the right wing of the infantry line. The 8th Pennsylvania crossed the Middle Bridge, ascended the east bank of the Antietam, recrossed the stream near Neikirks and bivouacked near the Illinois' and Indiana regiments. The 1st Massachusetts recrossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and bivouacked near Keedysville.
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HM NumberHM49G
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number90
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:26pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265169 N 4371781
Decimal Degrees39.46360000, -77.72963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.816', W 77° 43.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 48.96" N, 77° 43' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18277-18499 MD-34, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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