Near Burkittsville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Padgett’s Field: Confederate Last Stand
The Georgians broke under pressure. Cobb, taking their colors, ordered them to make a stand. Some ignored him and continued their flight. Others stopped and formed behind the wall to wait for the Federals. They didn’t have to wait long. As the head of the Union column turned the corner and approached the gap, the Federals were met by fire from Confederate muskets and two guns of the Troup Light Artillery. The artillery had just arrived on the field.
Order of Battle
Confederate States of America
Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb
16th Ga., 24th Ga., Cobb’s Legion, 15th N.C., Troup Light Art.
United States of America
Col. Joseph J. Bartlett (Composite Command)
32nd N.Y., 16th N.Y., 18th N.Y., 96th Pa. & Reserves
Col. Alfred T.A. Torbet
1st N.J., 2nd N.J., 3rd N.J., 4th N.J.
Presented to the people of the United States by the Board of Directors of the Blue and Gray Education Society, Colonel William C. Lowe, President.
Erected by Blue & Gray Educational Society / State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 39° 24.312′ N, 77° 38.364′ W. Marker is near Burkittsville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Gapland Raod and Arnoldstown Road, on the left when traveling west on Gapland Raod. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Troup Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Burial: A Most Disagreeable Task (here, next to this marker); Bartlett Leads the Way (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (here, next to this marker); The Stage is Set (here, next to this marker); Journalists Who Gave Their Lives (within shouting distance of this marker); GATH: The Man and His Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Gath's Empty Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Burkittsville.
More about this marker. The marker has a portrait of Brigadier General Howell Cobb on the left. On the right side is a map detailing the tactical situation described on the marker. A portrait of Colonel John Basil Lamar carries the caption, “A bullet struck Colonel John Basil Lamar in the chest. General Cobb carried Lamar, who was his brother-in-law and aide-de-camp, dying from the field.”
Also see . . .
1. General Cobb’s Report of the Battle. (Submitted on August 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 24th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Sustained 43% casualties in this battle. The unit served with distinction through major battles including Gettysburg and surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, with the remaining elements of the Army of Northern Virginia. Interestingly Col. Bartlett who lead the Union attack here at Crampton's Gap received that surrender, by that time promoted to Major General. (Submitted on August 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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