Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM46O)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.491', W 77° 44.786'

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Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division

Longstreet's Command.
Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division

Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw, commanding.
2d, 3d, 7th, and 8th South Carolina Infantry's
(September 17, 1862.)

About 9:45 a.m. the 2d, 7th, and 8th South Carolina of Kershaw's Brigade charged out of the woods and across this road upon Tompkins' Rhode Island Battery on the ridge about 220 yards east of this. The charge was repulsed by the battery and Green's Division of infantry, and the brigade fell back beyond the western limits of the West Woods. Nearly one-half of the officers and men of the Brigade were killed and wounded in less than fifteen minutes.

This tablet marks the point where the center of the brigade crossed the road, its left reached nearly to the church.
HM NumberHM46O
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number387
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263761 N 4373074
Decimal Degrees39.47485000, -77.74643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.491', W 77° 44.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 29.46" N, 77° 44' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5818 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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