Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command

Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (HM4FJ)

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

N 39° 27.609', W 77° 44.515'

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Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command,

Col. J. B. Walton Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

During the forenoon the Washington Artillery was engaged with the enemy's heavy batteries on the opposite side of Antietam Creek. At 9:15, the 3d Company, Miller, was sent to Piper's Orchard and engaged the enemy in the Bloody Lane. At noon the 4th Company, Eshelman, was moved farther to the right to guard the fords below the Burnside Bridge. At 1 p.m., the 2d Company, Richardson, having a gun disabled, was withdrawn to Sharpsburg from the high ground commanding the Burnside Bridge. Between 2 and 3 p.m., upon the advance of the enemy, the 1st Company, Squires, was withdrawn in the town, and by the 3d Company which had returned from the Bloody Lane, moved to the Harper's Ferry Road to assist Toombs' Brigade in checking the advance of the Ninth Corps.
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HM NumberHM4FJ
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number308
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:41pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264100 N 4371430
Decimal Degrees39.46015000, -77.74191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.609', W 77° 44.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 36.54" N, 77° 44' 30.90" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18101-18121 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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