Brown's (Wise), Virginia Battery

Brown's (Wise), Virginia Battery (HM1A4N)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.207', W 77° 44.352'

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Capt. James S. Brown

Brown's battery held four different positions on this end of the battlefield, demonstrating the mobility of field artillery. The battery started the day on the high ground to the west, then around noon moved past this position to the ridge line in front of you. As the Union Ninth Corps took the Burnside Bridge, the guns were moved back to here where Brown dueled with Union artillery and fired on Burnside's men as they advanced to within 100 yards of the guns. Capt. Brown was severely wounded in the foot and the guns pulled back to their original position.

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HM NumberHM1A4N
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264311 N 4370679
Decimal Degrees39.45345000, -77.73920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.207', W 77° 44.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 12.42" N, 77° 44' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 510 Branch Ave, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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