18th Mississippi Infantry

18th Mississippi Infantry (HMT3)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 7.833', W 77° 31.671'

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The 18th Mississippi Infantry was sent from nearby Edward's Ferry and arrived near here around 3:00 p.m. Colonel Erasmus Burt ordered his men forward across the then open field unknowingly into a deadly crossfire between the two winds of the Union formation. This was the single major tactical error made by the Confederates during the battle. About half of the 18th Mississippi's 85 casualties that day came during this brief encounter. Among the wounded was Colonel Burt who was shot through the hip and taken to Leesburg where he died on Octorber 26.

Lt. Col. Thomas Griffin assumed command, ordered the regiment to fall back, and split it into two battalions. Seven companies worked their way around to the right into the ravine at the bottom of this ridge. The men moved along the ravine and made a series of assaults on the Federal left flank during the course of the afternoon. Each of these assaults was repulsed by the Union troops, though the 18th participated in the final successful assault with its sister regiment, the 17th, just before dark.
HM NumberHMT3
Placed ByBall's Bluff Regional Park/Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281497 N 4334307
Decimal Degrees39.13055000, -77.52785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.833', W 77° 31.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 49.98" N, 77° 31' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1620 Woodbridge Ct NE, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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