Longstreet's Command

Longstreet's Command (HM4EU)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.635', W 77° 45.096'

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Ransom's Brigade, Walker's Division

Longstreet's Command.
Ransom's Brigade, Walker's Division.

Brig. Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr., Commanding.
24th, 25th, 35th and 49th North Carolina Infantry.
Branch's (Va.) Battery, Field Artillery.
September 17, 1862.

Ransom's Brigade reached Sharpsburg during the afternoon of September 16th and was held in reserve until daybreak of the 17th, when it took position on the extreme right observing Snavely's Ford. Between 8 and 9 a.m. it moved to the left and supported McLaws in his attack on Sedgwick's Division. Arriving abreast the southwest edge of the West Woods, it advanced northwardly until opposite this point, when it wheeled to the right and encountered the enemy at the Poffenberger buildings and on the high ground to the east.

Attacked on the flank and in front the Federal line was compelled to retire. The brigade followed in pursuit until, near the Hagerstown Pike, it was checked by the destructive fire of the Federal artillery, and sought shelter in the undulations of the ground.
HM NumberHM4EU
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number362
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263325 N 4373354
Decimal Degrees39.47725000, -77.75160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.635', W 77° 45.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 38.10" N, 77° 45' 5.76" 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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