Twelfth United States Infantry

Twelfth United States Infantry (HM4BZ)

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

N 39° 27.777', W 77° 43.969'

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First Battalion,
Twelfth United States Infantry.

Captain M.M. Blunt, Commanding.

At sunset, September 16, 1862, the First Battalion, Twelfth Infantry, relieved the Fourth Infantry, guarding the middle bridge over the Antietam and remained on that duty until after noon of the 17th, when it advanced in support of the horse batteries, posted on the crest of the ridge crossing the road a few feet west of this point. Winthrop's Company (G) was deployed in skirmishing order down the road and in the fields south of it to drive back the Confederate Sharpshooters, who were annoying the gunners, and continued on this duty until late in the day, when it was relieved by the Fourth Infantry, the Second and 10th Infantry and the Second Battalion of the Fourteenth Infantry.
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HM NumberHM4BZ
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number88
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 8:11pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264893 N 4371717
Decimal Degrees39.46295000, -77.73281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.777', W 77° 43.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 46.62" N, 77° 43' 58.14" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18201-18275 MD-34, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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