Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery

Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (HM41T)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.869', W 77° 44.476'

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Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery.

Capt. Joseph C. Clark Jr., U.S.A. Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

At daybreak Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery, was in bivouac in rear of the high ground east of the Burnside Bridge. Soon after daybreak it took position on the ridge overlooking the Antietam and the field of battle to the north and west, and about 685 yards a little east of north from the bridge, and opened fire upon the Confederate infantry north of Sharpsburg. When this fire ceased to be effective, the battery moved to the western slope of the bluff immediately opposite the bridge and but 240 yards from it, and shelled the Confederate infantry defending it. It followed the infantry of Sturgis' Division across the bridge and went into battery on the crown of the ridge due west of the bridge and about 580 yards north east of this point. While going into position spherical case shot from a Confederate battery killed Lieut. W.L. Baker, severely wounded Captain Clark, and the command devolved on Sergeant C.F. Merkel, who fought the battery until the close of the action.
HM NumberHM41T
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number107
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264114 N 4370060
Decimal Degrees39.44781667, -77.74126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.869', W 77° 44.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 52.14" N, 77° 44' 28.56" 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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