A Converging Storm of Iron

A Converging Storm of Iron (HMDK0)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.488', W 77° 44.729'

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Confederate Col. Stephen D. Lee placed his battalion of nineteen cannons here. Throughout the morning, Union infantry and artillery aimed their attacks towards this high ground and the Dunker Church. Twenty-five percent of his men were killed or wounded and sixty of his horses were killed.

Later, when he remembered that terrible morning Lee wrote, "A converging storm of iron slammed into the batteries from front and flank. Wheels were smashed, men knocked down, horses sent screaming, to stay in the field was to sacrifice units needlessly."
HM NumberHMDK0
Year Placed2009
Placed ByAntietam National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263843 N 4373066
Decimal Degrees39.47480000, -77.74548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.488', W 77° 44.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 29.28" N, 77° 44' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4051 Antietam Remembered, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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