Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM4ER)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.657', W 77° 45.015'

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Barksdale's Brigade, McLaws' Division

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

Brig. Gen. William Barksdale, Commanding.
13th, 17th, 18th and 21st Mississippi Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Barksdale'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. It then advanced to the rising ground southwest of this point and formed line in the left center of McLaws' Division - Kershaw on the right and Semmes on the left. In the general advance of the division it encountered the enemy's line on the edge of the West Woods at this point and, supported by Ransom's Brigade of Walker's Division, forced it back through the woods to the fields beyond, where it was checked by the destructive fire of the Federal artillery and compelled to retire to the protection of the hill and ledges of rock in this vicinity.

Later in the day the brigade re-occupied a portion of the ground from which it had been driven and, with Ransom on the right and Early on the left, held the position until the night of the 18th when it recrossed the Potomac.
HM NumberHM4ER
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number358
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263442 N 4373391
Decimal Degrees39.47761667, -77.75025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.657', W 77° 45.015'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 39.42" N, 77° 45' 0.90" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5901-5999 MD-65, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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