Squires' Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans

Squires' Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans (HM1A4I)

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

N 39° 27.611', W 77° 44.491'

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Capt. Charles Squires

Squires' Battery was posted on this high ground east of Sharpsburg (the National Cemetery was not here). They defended the center of the Confederate army, the crucial Middle Bridge, and the Boonsboro Turnpike. These guns helped repulse Union artillery, cavalry and infantry that crossed over the Middle Bridge. Late in the afternoon, Squires also helped drive Burnside's Ninth Corps back to the Lower Bridge.

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HM NumberHM1A4I
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264135 N 4371433
Decimal Degrees39.46018333, -77.74151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.611', W 77° 44.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 36.66" N, 77° 44' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18101-18121 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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