118th Pennsylvania Infantry

118th Pennsylvania Infantry (HMM7)

Location: Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.668', W 77° 46.73'

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118th Pennsylvania Infantry
(Corn Exchange Regiment)
Colonel Charles M. Prevost, Commanding
(September 20, 1862)

The 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (737 officers and men) crossed the river by the Ford south of this and was ordered into position on the bluff running north from this point. The Regiment ascended the bluff and had not completely formed line—375 to 425 yards north of this and about 125 yards west of the river road—when it was attacked in front and on both flanks by A. P. Hill's Division and, after a short and sanguinary engagement, was obliged to retire in considerable confusion, many of the men escaping by this ravine, others being driven over the precipitous bluff north and killed or mangled; many were captured. Some recrossed the river at the Ford, some by the breast of the dam, 130 yards north of this; others swam the stream above the dam, or crossed between the dam and Ford. Numbers were killed while crossing, by the Confederates, who advanced to the edge of the bluff, some of them occupying the mill and firing from its windows. Others were drowned. The loss of the Regiment was 63 killed, 101 wounded, and 105 captured or missing. The loss of A. P. Hill's Division in the day's operation was 30 killed and 231 wounded.
HM NumberHMM7
Series This marker is part of the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series
Marker NumberB.F. 5
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260813 N 4367937
Decimal Degrees39.42780000, -77.77883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.668', W 77° 46.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 40.08" N, 77° 46' 43.80" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4389 River Road, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US
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