Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery

Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery (HM4A5)

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

N 39° 27.804', W 77° 43.895'

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Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery.

Captain John C. Tidball, U.S.A. Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Horse Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery, moved from its bivouac near Keedysville on the morning of the 17th, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and, preceded and supported by the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, went into position on the crest of this ridge about 160 yards north of this point and engaged the Confederate artillery on Cemetery Hill and the ridge north of it. At noon it was relieved to replenish ammunition. About 3 p.m., it returned to its original position and again engaged the enemy. The right section, in charge of Lieut. A.C.M. Pennington, advanced about 650 yards to the right and front, took position on the flank of Richardson's Division and engaged a Confederate battery west of the Hagerstown Pike and a few yards north of where Piper's Lane intersects it. The Battery withdrew at dusk and recrossed the Antietam.
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HM NumberHM4A5
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number92
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265000 N 4371764
Decimal Degrees39.46340000, -77.73158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.804', W 77° 43.895'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 48.24" N, 77° 43' 53.70" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18276 MD-34, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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