September 16, 1862

September 16, 1862 (HM36N)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.176', W 77° 44.181'

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Early in the morning the 20-pounder Parrott gun batteries of Taft, Langer, von Kleiser and Wever, First New York Artillery, were in position on the ridge east of the Antietam and north of Boonsboro Pike; Battery E (Benjamin's) 2nd U.S. and Battery I (Weed's) 5th U.S. on the ridge south of the Pike and all engaged the Confederate artillery on the heights east and north of Sharpsburg. About 8 a.m. four companies of the Fourth U.S. Infantry crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and late in the day, engaged the Confederate infantry. About noon Morell's Division, Fifth Corps, arrived from Frederick and encamped near Keedysville. The Ninth Corps moved to the left on high ground opposite and commanding the lower stone bridge. Between 3 and 4 p.m., Hooker's (First) Corps crossed the Antietam by the Upper Bridge and a ford below it, moved westerly until it reached the high ground near the Hagerstown Pike, then changed direction to the left, moved south and encountered the Confederate outposts, on and near the Smoketown Road, about one and three quarter miles north from this point. The advance was continued under artillery and musketry fire until dark, when Hooker went into bivouack, the right of his line on the Hagerstonw Pike where it entered the East Woods from the North. During the night Mansfield's (Twelfth) Corps crossed the Antietam by the Upper Bridge and bivouacked about a mile in Hooker's rear.
HM NumberHM36N
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number119
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264611 N 4372465
Decimal Degrees39.46960000, -77.73635000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.176', W 77° 44.181'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 10.56" N, 77° 44' 10.86" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-408 Bloody Ln, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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