Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command

Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (HM4FI)

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

N 39° 27.61', W 77° 44.514'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 73 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
C.S.A.
Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command,

Col J. B. Walton, Commanding.
Organization.
1st Company, Washington Artillery, La.
2nd Company, Washington Artillery, La.
3rd Company, Washington Artillery, La.
4th Company, Washington Artillery, La.
September 15-16, 1862.

The Washington Artillery crossed the Antietam about 9 a.m. of the 15th and took position on the high ground overlooking the creek to the east and south of Sharpsburg. The left wing, compoosed of the 1st and 3rd Companies, rested on the Boonsboro' Pike, on ground now occupied by the National Cemetery; the right, composed of the 2nd and 4th Companies, was posted on the bluffs commanding the approaches to the Burnside Bridge. During the afternoon of the 15th and the morning of the 16th it became engaged with the enemy's heavy batteries on the opposite side of Antietam Creek.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM4FI
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Tags
Marker Number307
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:29am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264102 N 4371432
Decimal Degrees39.46016667, -77.74190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.61', W 77° 44.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 36.60" N, 77° 44' 30.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18101-18121 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?