D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command

D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (HM4G5)

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

N 39° 27.592', W 77° 44.559'

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D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command,

Brig. Gen. David R. Jones, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

The division formed at daylight on the plateau commanding the approaches to the Burnside Bridge.

At about noon the enemy made several attempts to carry the bridge, but was repulsed. An assault made at 1 p.m. was successful, the bridge was carried, and the advanced troops withdrew to a position on the plateau nearer the town. Between 2 and 3 p.m. the enemy gained the plateau and advanced upon the town, but was checked by the troops of this division which was re-enforced at about 3 p.m. by A.P. Hill's Division of Jackson's Command.
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HM NumberHM4G5
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number321
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:59am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264036 N 4371401
Decimal Degrees39.45986667, -77.74265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.592', W 77° 44.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 35.52" N, 77° 44' 33.54" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 384-388 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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