D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command

D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (HM3YG)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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N 39° 27.193', W 77° 44.361'

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D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command.

Brig. Gen. D.R. Jones, Commanding.
Brig. Gen. Robert Toombs' Brigade,
Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Drayton's Brigade,
Brig. Gen. R. B. Garnett's Brigade,
Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper's Brigade,
Col. Joseph Walker's Brigade,
Col. George T. Anderson's Brigade.
September 15-16, 1862.

Jones' Division reached Sharpsburg on the morning of the 15th and took position on Cemetery Hill and the high ground about 350 yards to the west and northwest of this point. A part of Toombs' Brigade, the 50th Georgia of Drayton's Brigade, and a company each of Walker's (Jenkins') Brigade and Hood's Division, all under command of General Toombs, were advanced to contest the passage of the Antietam by the Burnside Bridge and the Fords below. The Washington Artillery (15 guns), Hood's Division Artillery (14 guns) and Captain J.S. Brown's Virginia Battery (4 guns), in all 33 guns, strengthened Jones' Division which formed the extreme right of the Army of Northern Virginia. During the 16th, the Division was subjected to an annoying fire from the long range guns beyond the Antietam.
HM NumberHM3YG
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number368
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264298 N 4370654
Decimal Degrees39.45321667, -77.73935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.193', W 77° 44.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 11.58" N, 77° 44' 21.66" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4835 Branch Ave, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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