Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery

Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery (HM4A6)

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

N 39° 27.803', W 77° 43.9'

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U.S.A.
Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery.

Lieut. Alanson M. Randol, U.S.A., Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Early in the afternoon of the 17th, Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and relieved Robertson's Battery (B and L, 2nd U.S. Artillery) which was in position on a knoll about 80 yards south of this point. It opened a fire of Spherical case on the flank of one of the Confederate Batteries on Cemetery Hill compelling it, apparently, to retire beyond the range of its guns. As the position was an unfavorable one for the use of artillery and subjected to annoying fire of the Confederate skirmishers the battery was withdrawn and recrossed the Antietam.
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HM NumberHM4A6
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number96
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264993 N 4371762
Decimal Degrees39.46338333, -77.73166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.803', W 77° 43.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 48.18" N, 77° 43' 54.00" 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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