Third Brigade, Cavalry Division

Third Brigade, Cavalry Division (HM49Z)

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

N 39° 27.825', W 77° 43.794'

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Third Brigade, Cavalry Division.

Col. Richard H. Rush, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry,
Commanding.
Organization.
4th and 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
(September 17, 1862.)

The Third Brigade supported Battery A, (Tidball's) 2nd U.S. Artillery in its advance, piece by piece, to the crest of the ridge in front, by deploying on either side of this road, -the 4th Pennsylvania on the right and the 6th Pennsylvania on the left,- and forcing back the Confederate skirmishers. Col. James H. Childs, commanding 4th Regiment, when on the road a few yards east of this point, was mortally wounded by a rifled shot. The brigade was relieved by the advance of the regular infantry late in the afternoon.
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HM NumberHM49Z
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number91
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:57pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265146 N 4371799
Decimal Degrees39.46375000, -77.72990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.825', W 77° 43.794'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 49.50" N, 77° 43' 47.64" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18276-18440 MD-34, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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