Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command

Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (HM4FI)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.61', W 77° 44.514'

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Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command,

Col J. B. Walton, Commanding.
1st Company, Washington Artillery, La.
2nd Company, Washington Artillery, La.
3rd Company, Washington Artillery, La.
4th Company, Washington Artillery, La.
September 15-16, 1862.

The Washington Artillery crossed the Antietam about 9 a.m. of the 15th and took position on the high ground overlooking the creek to the east and south of Sharpsburg. The left wing, compoosed of the 1st and 3rd Companies, rested on the Boonsboro' Pike, on ground now occupied by the National Cemetery; the right, composed of the 2nd and 4th Companies, was posted on the bluffs commanding the approaches to the Burnside Bridge. During the afternoon of the 15th and the morning of the 16th it became engaged with the enemy's heavy batteries on the opposite side of Antietam Creek.
HM NumberHM4FI
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker Number307
Placed ByAntietam Battlefield Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264102 N 4371432
Decimal Degrees39.46016667, -77.74190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.61', W 77° 44.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 36.60" N, 77° 44' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18101-18121 MD-34, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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