McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command

McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command (HM46R)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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N 39° 28.503', W 77° 45.051'

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McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command.

Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws, Commanding.
September 17, 1862.

McLaws' Division left Harper's Ferry on the forenoon of September 16th, crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford about daybreak of the 17th, and halted in the western suburbs of Sharpsburg at sunrise.

At about 9 a.m. it moved across the fields northwest of town and deployed on the rising ground south and west of this point, the right near the Hagerstown Pike, nearly opposite the Bloody Lane, the left extending about 250 yards northwest of the Hauser House. Supported on the right by Walker's Division and Armistead's Brigade and on the left by Jackson's Command, Geo. T. Anderson's Brigade and Stuart's Cavalry the division encountered the left flank and front of Sedgwick's advancing Division and forced it back to the fields and woods beyond D.R. Miller's.

An effort to advance east of the Hagerstown Pike was checked by Greene's Division of the Twelfth Corps aided by the destructive fire of the Federal Artillery, and the division reformed behind the ledges of rock running north from this point, where it remained until withdrawn to recross the Potomac on the night of the 18th.
HM NumberHM46R
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number357_MARKER_N
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263382 N 4373108
Decimal Degrees39.47505000, -77.75085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.503', W 77° 45.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 30.18" N, 77° 45' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5892-5932 MD-65, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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