Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command

Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (HM394)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.849', W 77° 44.829'

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Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command,

Brigadier General John B. Hood, Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

About 7 a.m. of the 17th, Hood's Division moved out of the woods surrounding the Dunkard Church, crossed the Hagerstown Pike a few yards north of the church and, advancing in a northly direction, relieved the Brigades of Lawton, Hays and Trimble of Ewell's Division, and became heavily engaged with troops of the First Corps Army of the Potomac. Its left Brigade (Wofford's) rested on the Hagerstown Pike, its right Brigade (McLaw's) extended into the East Woods. It was engaged on the line now marked by this road, and finally advanced to the north edge of Miller's cornfield (305 yards north of this) and to the east edge of the East Woods where it was checked and, after a severe contest, involving heavy losses on both sides, was compelled to retire to the woods from which it had advanced.
HM NumberHM394
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number310
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263720 N 4373738
Decimal Degrees39.48081667, -77.74715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.849', W 77° 44.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 50.94" N, 77° 44' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 62-74 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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