Jackson's Command

Jackson's Command (HMYF2)

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

N 39° 28.596', W 77° 44.82'

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Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division

C.S.A.
Jackson's Command.
Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division.

Brig. Gen. Harry T. Hays, Commanding.
Organization.
5th Louisiana Infantry,
6th Louisiana Infantry,
7th Louisiana Infantry,
8th Louisiana Infantry,
14th Louisiana Infantry.
September 16-17, 1862.

Hays' Brigade encamped on the night of the 16th in the woods northwest of the Dunkard Church. Soon after daylight of the 17th, it advanced and, near this point, crossed the Hagerstown Road to fill an interval between the brigades of Lawton and Trimble. After a short halt in the open fields south of the Cornfield, it was ordered to the support of Lawton's Brigade. It advanced into the Cornfield about 150 yards beyond Lawton, where, having lost more than one-half its numbers, it was relieved by Wofford's Brigade of Hood's Division and withdrawn to the fields south-west of the Dunkard Church.
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HM NumberHMYF2
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
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Marker Number342
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263718 N 4373270
Decimal Degrees39.47660000, -77.74700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.596', W 77° 44.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 35.76" N, 77° 44' 49.20" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5824-6098 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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