Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry

Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry (HM4BX)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 27.68', W 77° 44.383'

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Companies G. I. and K., 4th U.S. Infantry.

Lieut. C.H. Carlton, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

Between 3 and 4 p.m., of the 17th, the 4th U.S. Infantry took position on the right (north) of the Boonsboro Pike, near the Bloddy Lane.

Companies G. I. and K. under command of Lieut. Carlton, were advanced as skirmishers, their left resting on the pike at this point. The right extending northwardly across open ground in the direction of Piper's Lane.

In this position they engaged the Confederate skirmishers at a rail fence, 75 yards distant from the center of the line.

The center was enfiladed by canister from the enemy's guns on Cemetery Hill, south of this road, and suffered severely.

About sunset the skirmishers were withdrawn and rejoined the regiment which then recrossed the Antietam.
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HM NumberHM4BX
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number78
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:22pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264293 N 4371556
Decimal Degrees39.46133333, -77.73971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.68', W 77° 44.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 40.80" N, 77° 44' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18138-18152 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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