Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM473)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.509', W 77° 44.892'

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Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division

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

Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw, Commanding.
2d South Carolina Infantry, 7th South Carolina Infantry,
3d South Carolina Infantry, 8th South Carolina Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Kershaw's Brigade crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford about daybreak of the 17th and halted in the western suburbs of Sharpsburg until nearly 9 a.m., when it crossed the fields and took position in the open ground southwest of the Dunkard Church from which, supported by Walker's Division and Early's Brigade, it moved to the attack of the 34th New York Infantry of Sedgwick's Division, Second Corps, and the 125th Pennsylvania of the Twelfth Corps, just west of the church, causing them to retire. Efforts to drive Greene's Division and the Federal artillery from the ridge east of the Hagerstown Pike were repulsed and the brigade fell back beyond the western limits of the West Woods.

Later in the day it moved to the northern part of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the 18th when it was withdrawn and recrossed the Potomac.
HM NumberHM473
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number361
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263610 N 4373112
Decimal Degrees39.47515000, -77.74820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.509', W 77° 44.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 30.54" N, 77° 44' 53.52" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5818-5822 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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