Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery

Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery (HM4B1)

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

N 39° 27.802', W 77° 43.904'

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U.S.A.
Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery.

Lieut. Peter C. Hains, U.S.A. Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Horse Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge, in the forenoon of the 17th and, preceded by the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Colonel Childs Commanding, and Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery, advanced by the road to this point and went into position, on section on the right of the road, the other on the left. The battery was subjected to a heavy fire from the Confederate Artillery on Cemetery Hill, and from infantry skirmishers posted behind fences and stone walls. After losing three men killed the battery was relieved by Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery and withdrawn to replenish ammunition. About 5 p.m. it returned and went into position on the right of the road, its left a few feet from this point, and directed its fire at the Confederate infantry on the Piper Farm, which was continued until nearly dark when it recrossed the Antietam.
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HM NumberHM4B1
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number93
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264987 N 4371761
Decimal Degrees39.46336667, -77.73173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.802', W 77° 43.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 48.12" N, 77° 43' 54.24" 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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