Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hays’ Brigade, Ewell's Division
Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division.
Brig. Gen. Harry T. Hays, Commanding.
5th Louisiana Infantry,
6th Louisiana Infantry,
7th Louisiana Infantry,
8th Louisiana Infantry,
14th Louisiana Infantry.
September 16-17, 1862.
Hays' Brigade encamped on the night of the 16th in the woods northwest of the Dunkard Church. Soon after daylight of the 17th, it advanced and, near this point, crossed the Hagerstown Road to fill an interval between the brigades of Lawton and Trimble. After a short halt in the open fields south of the Cornfield, it was ordered to the support of Lawton's Brigade. It advanced into the Cornfield about 150 yards beyond Lawton, where, having lost more than one-half its numbers, it was relieved by Wofford's Brigade of Hood's Division and withdrawn to the fields south-west of the Dunkard Church.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 342.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.596′ N, 77° 44.82′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away); Maryland State Monument (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away); Destroy the Rebel Army (about 400 feet away); Beacon of Peace (about 400 feet away); Dunkard Church (about 500 feet away); Twelfth Army Corps (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow Hays' Brigade by Tablets.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Hays' Brigade. One of the more colorful Civil War organizations, Hays' Louisiana Brigade. In addition to the listed infantry regiments, (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Harry T. Hays. Harry Thompson Hays (April 14, 1820 – August 21, 1876) was an American Army officer serving in the Mexican-American War and a general who served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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