Near Bakerton in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A.P. Hillís March
“Not a moment too soon”
óAntietam Campaign 1862 ó
Hill pushed his men hard during the 17-mile trek from Harpers Ferry to the Antietam battlefield. The late-summer day was warm and humid, and some of the men fell exhausted by the way on this “long and fatiguing march.” But they arrived on the battlefield less than eight hours after leaving Harpers Ferry, just in time to be thrown into the fight. When Hill reported, Lee exclaimed, “General Hill, I was never so glad to see you.” Wearing a bright red shirt and waving his sword, Hill directed his men to strike the flank of the oncoming Federal line. As Hill later put it, “My troops were not a moment too soon.” They turned back
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 23.764′ N, 77° 45.855′ W. Marker is near Bakerton, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bakerton Road and Knott Road (Route 31/2), on the right when traveling west on Bakerton Road. Click for map. The marker stands on the grounds of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Bakerton WV 25410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Indian Deed (approx. 1.8 miles away in Maryland); Antietam Iron Works Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland); The Moler Family (approx. 2.1 miles away); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 2 (approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Barnes' Brigade (approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Pack Horse Ford (approx. 2.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker features a portrait of Gen. A.P. Hill along side a map of the divisionsí march from Harpers Ferry to the battle.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A.P. Hill's March to Antietam
Also see . . .
1. “Then A.P. Hill Came Up”. An account of Hillís actions at Antietam.
2. A.P. Hill's Official Report.
Additional keywords. Antietam Campaign 1862
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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