Eleventh Connecticut Infantry

Eleventh Connecticut Infantry (HM3TF)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.015', W 77° 43.777'

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Eleventh Connecticut Infantry,
Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury, Commanding,
September 17, 1862.

This regiment opened the engagement on this part of the field on the morning of September 17. It was partially deployed in skirmishing order and preceded Crook's Brigade, Kanawha Division, in an attack on the stone bridge. It descended the hill on the east and passed over this ground under a severe fire of Confederate artillery on the high ground west and infantry concealed in the woods, in pits, and behind stone fences, loose rocks and rails commanding the bridge and its approaches. The left and center reached banks of the stream. The right, the level ground between this and the bridge. Colonel Kingsbury was mortally wounded a few feet northwest of this. Captain John Griswold was killed in the stream opposite the end of the Rohrbach Lane, and after a severe contest in which the regiment suffered a loss of 139 killed and wounded, it retired to the shelter of the wooded ravine running north past this spur.
HM NumberHM3TF
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number123
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265125 N 4370299
Decimal Degrees39.45025000, -77.72961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.015', W 77° 43.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 0.90" N, 77° 43' 46.62" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3001-3023 Union Advance Trail, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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