Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM3YO)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.133', W 77° 44.381'

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Kemper's Brigade, D.R. Jones' Division

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

Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper, Commanding.
1st, 7th, 11th, 17th and 24th Virginia Infantry.
(September 15-17, 1862.)

Kemper's Brigade reached Sharpsburg about noon September 15th and took position on Cemetery Hill. In the afternoon the Brigade moved to the ravine about 520 yards north west of this. At noon of the 17th, the 7th and 24th regiments were sent down the Harper's Ferry road about 520 and 850 yards respectively, to guard the right flank. Upon the approach of the 9th Corps, about 3 p.m. the 1st, 11th and 17th regiments advanced to the high ground in their front and met the charge of Fairchild's Brigade; They were driven from their position and retreated through the town. They re-formed with Garnett's and Drayton's Brigades in the Harper's Ferry Road just south of the town and, co-operating with Toomb's Brigade, and A.P. Hill's Division, checked the further advance of the enemy and reoccupied the ground from which they had been driven, where, joined by the 7th and 24th, they remained until the morning of the 19th, when the brigade recrossed the Potomac.
HM NumberHM3YO
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number346
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264266 N 4370544
Decimal Degrees39.45221667, -77.73968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.133', W 77° 44.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 7.98" N, 77° 44' 22.86" 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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