Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery

Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery (HM4B0)

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

N 39° 27.802', W 77° 43.903'

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Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery.

Captain Jas. M. Robertson, U.S.A., Commanding
(September 17, 1862.)

Horse Batteries B and L (Consolidated), 2nd U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge, in the forenoon of September 17, and went into position on a knoll 80 yards south of this point and engaged the enemy. It was soon disabled by the fire of the Confederate Artillery from Cemetery Hill and withdrawn, its position being taken by Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery. One section of the Battery, under command of Lieut. Albert O. Vincent, moved to the northwest about 860 yards and engaged a Confederate battery posted in the northern part of Piper's orchard. The battery was withdrawn before dark and returned to its bivouac near Keedysville.
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HM NumberHM4B0
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number94
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 5:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264989 N 4371761
Decimal Degrees39.46336667, -77.73171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.802', W 77° 43.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 48.12" N, 77° 43' 54.18" 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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