Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM436)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.088', W 77° 44.814'

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Toombs' Brigade, D.R. Jones' Division

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

Brigadier General Robert Toombs, Commanding.
2d, 15th, 17th, and 20th Georgia Infantry.
(September 15-17, 1862.)

Toombs' Brigade took position on the evening of September 15, on the bluff commanding the Burnside Bridge and a ford a short distance below. His skirmishers and several batteries of artillery engaged the enemy during the afternoon of the 16th. On the morning of the 17th the brigade was exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy's artillery on the opposite side of the Antietam. Between 9 a.m. and noon the enemy made several attempts to carry the bridge, but failed. An assault at 1 p.m., was successful and the Brigade fell back and formed line in this road, on the extreme right of the Division, and co-operated with Archer's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Division in checking the further advance of the enemy.
HM NumberHM436
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number345
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263642 N 4370479
Decimal Degrees39.45146667, -77.74690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.088', W 77° 44.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 5.28" N, 77° 44' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5029-5099 Harpers Ferry Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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