Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM3MU)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
Buy Maryland State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 39° 29.018', W 77° 45.136'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Semmes' Brigade, McLaws' Division

Longstreet's Command.
Semmes' Brigade, McLaws' Division.

Brig. Gen. Paul J. Semmes, Commanding.
10th Georgia Infantry,
53rd Georgia Infantry,
15th Virginia Infantry,
32d Virginia Infantry,
September 17, 1862.

Semmes' Brigade reached the Western suburbs of Sharpsburg at sunrise of the 17th and halted until nearly 9 a.m. when it advanced across the fields, in support of Stuart's Cavalry, north and west of Hauser's House. In the general advance of McLaws' Division it was on the left of the line, and encountered the enemy in the northern part of the West Woods, forcing them to retire beyond the Nicodemus House.

Near this point its advance was checked by the Federal artillery east of the Hagerstown Road. After severe losses it was withdrawn and placed as a reserve to Barksdale's Brigade, in the western edge of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the 18th when it recrossed the Potomac.
HM NumberHM3MU
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number359
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263289 N 4374064
Decimal Degrees39.48363333, -77.75226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.018', W 77° 45.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 1.08" N, 77° 45' 8.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6216 Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. What year was the marker erected?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?