Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM4FQ)

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

N 39° 27.596', W 77° 44.546'

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Longstreet's Command.

Maj. Gen. James Longstreet, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

Early in the day several brigades of this command were sent to the vicinity of the Dunkard Church in support of Jackson's Command.

At about 9:15 a.m. French's Division, and shortly thereafter Richardson's Division of Federal Infantry, assaulted the position occupied by a portion of this command at the Bloody Lane. The fighting at this point, which was of a desperate character, involving heavy losses on both sides, ceased early in the afternoon.

Between 1 and 3 p.m. the position of D.R. Jones' Division, covering the Burnside Bridge, was assaulted and finally carried by the Ninth Corps.

At about 3 p.m. Jones' Division, assisted by A.P. Hill's Division of Jackson's Command, succeeded in checking the advance of the enemy.
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HM NumberHM4FQ
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number304
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:31pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264055 N 4371408
Decimal Degrees39.45993333, -77.74243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.596', W 77° 44.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 35.76" N, 77° 44' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 390-398 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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