Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command

Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (HM4FS)

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

N 39° 27.595', W 77° 44.548'

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Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command,

Brig. Gen. John B. Hood, Commanding.
September 15-16, 1862.

Hood's Division withdrew from its position on South Mountain and marched to Sharpsburg during the night of September 14, acting as rear guard to the Army of Northern Virginia.

It reached this point at about noon of the 15th. During the afternoon it was moved to a position in the fields east of the Dunkard Church. At nightfall of the 16th a portion of the division became engaged with the advance of Meade's Division in the East Woods. The firing ceased soon after dark and, at 10 p.m., the division was relieved by Lawton's and Trimble's Brigades of Ewell's Division and withdrawn to a position in rear of the Dunkard Church, where it remained during the night.
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HM NumberHM4FS
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number309
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:38pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264052 N 4371406
Decimal Degrees39.45991667, -77.74246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.595', W 77° 44.548'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 35.70" N, 77° 44' 32.88" 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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