Sharpshooters Hold the Line
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —You are looking at Sugarloaf Mountain, where the running cavalry fight that began in the late afternoon on September 9, 1862, in Barnesville came to a halt. By the next morning, the 7th and 9th Virginia Cavalry had been brought to bay here at the southern base of the mountain by the 8th Illinois and 3rd Indiana Cavalry. Both sides had been reinforced, and each had brought up artillery. Dismounted sharpshooters of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry looked down on the Federals from among the trees and rocks on the slopes of the mountain. The fighting continued throughout the day with much cannon fire. By evening neither side had budged, and one Union cavalryman had been killed and one wounded.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 297196 N 4346941|
|Decimal Degrees||39.24810000, -77.35016667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 14.886', W 77° 21.01'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 14' 53.16" N, 77° 21' 0.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23900 Old Hundred Rd, Dickerson MD 20842, US|
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