Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM3YI)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.192', W 77° 44.361'

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Drayton's Brigade, Jones' Division

Longstreet's Command,
Drayton's Brigade, Jones' Division

Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Drayton, Commanding.
50th Georgia Infantry, 51st Georgia Infantry,
15th South Carolina Infantry,
(September 15-17, 1862.)

Drayton's Brigade reached Sharpsburg about 11 a.m., September 15th, and was posted on the southwest slope of Cemetery Hill. Last in the day it was moved to the rear of the high ground northwest of this point and formed on the left of Kemper's Brigade. On the 16th the 50th Georgia was detached and sent to the support of Toombs' Brigade at the Burnside Bridge. The brigade was exposed to artillery fire on the 16th and 17th from the enemy's long range guns beyond the Antietam. About 3 p.m., of the 17th, the enemy, having forced a crossing at and below the bridge, attacked the brigade and forced it back to the streets of the town. It soon reformed and joined by Garnett's Brigade, co-operated with Kemper and Toombs in checking the further advance of the enemy.
HM NumberHM3YI
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number347
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264298 N 4370652
Decimal Degrees39.45320000, -77.73935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.192', W 77° 44.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 11.52" 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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