Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command

Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command (HM434)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.842', W 77° 44.757'

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Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command,

Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

A.P. Hill's Division left Harper's Ferry at 7:30 a.m., crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford and reached this point at 2:30 p.m.

Pender's and Field's Brigades were detached to cover the approaches from the lower Antietam. Branch's, Gregg's and Archer's Brigades formed line along this road connecting with the right of D.R. Jones' Division. These brigades supported by Toombs, crossed the fields, encountered the left of the enemy's advancing line, checked its further progress and took position behind the stone fence about 600 yards distant.

They remained in this position until midnight of the 18th, when they withdrew and, acting as rear guard of the Confederate Army, recrossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford about 9:30 am.m of the 19th.
HM NumberHM434
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number348
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 12:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263710 N 4370022
Decimal Degrees39.44736667, -77.74595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.842', W 77° 44.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 50.52" N, 77° 44' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4855-4999 Harpers Ferry Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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