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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command

 
 
D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command,

Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill, commanding.
September 15-16, 1862.

D.H. Hill's Division retired from South Mountain during the night of Sept. 14, crossed the Antietam, at the Middle Bridge, at daylight of the 15th, and formed line facing the Antietam on the high ground east of this road, its right near the Boonsboro Pike, its left on the Hagerstown Pike near the Bloody Lane. On the 15th and 16th it supported the artillery which was engaged with the Federal batteries beyond Antietam. Late on the 16th the Brigades of Colquitt and Ripley were moved to the left and occupied the fields near Mumma's House, connecting with the right of Hood's Division.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 332.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.183′ N, 77° 44.704′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Hagerstown Pike (Maryland Route 65) and Richardson Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Hagerstown Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longstreet's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades (about 600 feet away); A.N.V. (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 700 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Delaware Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Virtual tour of the the Piper Farm by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Daniel Harvey Hill. Daniel Harvey Hill (July 12, 1821 – September 24, 1889) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War and a Southern scholar. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. D. H. Hill's Division. D.H. Hill's five brigade division guarded the South Mountain passes and shielded the Army of Northern Virginia from the advancing Federals prior to the battle of Antietam. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command Marker
The Bloody Lane (Sunken Road) from the Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. The Bloody Lane (Sunken Road) from the Hagerstown Pike
Looking over Piper's Farm fields toward the east. D.H. Hill's division manned a line based on the high ground here in the day prior to the battle of Antietam. Note the artillery pieces arranged across the field in the distance. These are posed as Confederate guns facing the Federal lines.
Lieutenant General Daniel Harvey Hill<br>(C.S.A.) (1821-1889) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Lieutenant General Daniel Harvey Hill
(C.S.A.) (1821-1889)
Post War Career
President of Arkansas (1877-1884)
President of the Military and Agricultural College
of Milledgeville, Georgia (1885-1889)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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