Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command

Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (HM474)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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N 39° 28.509', W 77° 44.882'

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Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command.

Brig. Gen. John G. Walker, Commanding.
September 16-17, 1862.

Walker's Division left Harper's Ferry on the evening of September 15, crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford, and reached Sharpsburg during the afternoon of the 16th. It was held in reserve until daybreak of the 17th, when it took position on the extreme right, 1-½ miles south of the town, on the high ground overlooking Snavely's Ford. Between 8 and 9 a.m. it moved to the left under orders to support Jackson's Command. Arriving opposite the southwest edge of the West Woods, it supported McLaws in his attack on Sedgwick's Division and advanced nearly to the Hagerstown Pike where it was checked by the heavy fire of the Federal artillery.

It repulsed an attempt of a portion of Gordon's Brigade to cross the Hagerstown Pike, north of the Dunkard Church, and assisted in repelling Greene's Division, Twelfth corps, from the woods beyond the church. The right of the division crossed the Hagerstown Pike, in the vicinity of the church, but was compelled to retire to the woods and open ground to the south where it remained until it recrossed the Potomac on the night of the 18th.
HM NumberHM474
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number360
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263625 N 4373111
Decimal Degrees39.47515000, -77.74803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.509', W 77° 44.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 30.54" N, 77° 44' 52.92" 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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