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Battery B

1st Md Light Artillery

 
 
Battery B Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Battery B Monument
Inscription.
Maryland
Battery B.
1st Md. Light Artillery
2nd (Smiths) Division
6th (Franklins) Corps
The battery under the
command of Lieut.
Theodore J. Vanneman.
Occupied a position on
the edge of the East
Woods, 240 yards
north from this marker
the Monument to the
Maryland troops is
near the Dunkard
Church

 
Erected 1900 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 28.871′ N, 77° 44.642′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between stops three and four of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. 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. First Army Corps (here, next to this marker); U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); First New Jersey Brigade
Battery B Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Battery B Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennslyvania (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 137th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battery B, 1st Maryland Light Artillery Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery B, 1st Maryland Light Artillery. Also known as "Snow's Battery" the unit was armed with six 3-in Ordnance Rifled cannon. It was part of General W.F. Smith's division. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Lt Theodore J Vanneman' s Official Report of September 20, 1862. (Submitted on October 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
War Department Tablets and 1st Maryland Light Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. War Department Tablets and 1st Maryland Light Position
Federal Tablets 10 (closest, Hartsuff's Brigade) and 9 (Christian's) are on the left side of the road. Tablet 337 for Ripley's Confederates stands on the right. Four 12-pdr Napoleons cover the Maryland state monument for Battery B, 1st Maryland Light Artillery. This point was another of the "hot corners" of the cornfield sector.
Battery B Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Battery B Monument
Battery B's Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
5. Battery B's Field of Fire
When positioned on the high ground on the edge of the East Woods, the battery had a clear field south to the area of the Dunker Church. But by the time the Battery was placed, the fighting was shifting further south.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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