Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery

Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery (HM3KD)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 29.06', W 77° 44.982'

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Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery

Captain Dunbar R. Ransom, U.S.A. Commanding,
(September 16-17, 1862.)

On the evening of September 16th, Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery came into battery 370 yards east of the Hagerstown Pike, on the south edge of the North Woods and opened fire upon a Confederate battery in the open field west of the Pike and north of the Dunkard Church, causing it to retire. After dark the Battery was withdrawn and bivouacked 75 yards east of J. Poffenberger's Barn.

On the morning of the 17th, the Battery advanced to a position 205 yards due east of this point and engaged the Confederate infantry which had made a lodgement in Miller's Cornfield; the Battery was supported by Anderson's and Magilton's Brigades of Meade's Division and Gordon's Brigade of the Twelfth Corps. After the repulse of the Confederate advance the Battery retired to its bivouac of the 16th.
HM NumberHM3KD
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number105
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263512 N 4374135
Decimal Degrees39.48433333, -77.74970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.06', W 77° 44.982'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 3.60" N, 77° 44' 58.92" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6101-6299 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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