First Brigade, Cavalry Division

First Brigade, Cavalry Division (HM49Y)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.826', W 77° 43.792'

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First Brigade, Cavalry Division.

Major Charles J. Whiting, 2nd U.S. Cavalry,
5th and 6th United States Cavalry.
(September 17, 1862.)

The Fifth United States Cavalry, Captain Joseph H. McArthur commanding, crossed the middle bridge over the Antietam shortly before noon and took position on the right of the road, its left resting at this point, in support to the Artillery in its front. It was withdrawn across the creek late in the day.

The Sixth United States Cavalry, Capitan William P. Sanders commanding, was detached and deployed in skirmishing order, as a Provost Guard, in rear of the right wing of the Army of the Potomac.
HM NumberHM49Y
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number89
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265149 N 4371800
Decimal Degrees39.46376667, -77.72986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.826', W 77° 43.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 49.56" N, 77° 43' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18276-18440 MD-34, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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