Confederate Forces

Confederate Forces (HMOH)

Location: Jefferson, MD 21755 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 23.839', W 77° 38.128'

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Munford's Brigade and Mahone's Brigade

Confederate Forces
Col. T. T. Munford, 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Commanding,
Munford's Brigade,
2nd & 12th Virginia Cavalry.
Mahone's Brigade,
Lt. Col. Wm. A. Parham, 41st Virginia, Commanding.
6th, 12th, 16th, 41st, and 61st Virginia Infantry
(September 14, 1862)

Upon the approach of the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac, Munford's Cavalry fell back through Jefferson and Burkittsville and prepared to dispute the passage of South Mountain. Mahone's Brigade was marched over Crampton's Pass from Pleasant Valley and put in position behind the stonewall and rail fences running north from this point. The Cavalry (dismounted) was disposed on either flank of Mahone's Infantry. Chew's (Va.) Battery, and two guns of Grimes' Portsmouth (Va.) Battery were placed about half way up the mountain and five guns of Manly's (N. C.) Battery and Macon's (Va.) Battery were placed in Brownsville Pass. About 3 P. M. Munford was attacked and for nearly three hours held position, then his line began to yield. As it retired up the mountain making several stands, it was reinforced by the 10th Georgia of Semmes' Brigade and, when near the top, by Cobb's Brigade; but the entire line gave way and retreated in disorder into Pleasant Valley.
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HM NumberHMOH
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker NumberC.P. 5
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273056 N 4364182
Decimal Degrees39.39731667, -77.63546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 23.839', W 77° 38.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 23' 50.34" N, 77° 38' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 Gapland Rd, Jefferson MD 21755, US
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