Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Taliaferro's Brigade, Jackson's Division
Taliaferro's Brigade, Jackson's Division,
Colonel J.W. Jackson, 47th Alabama, Commanding.
47th, and 48th Alabama and 10th, 23d, and 37th
(September 16-17, 1862.)
On the evening of September 16, Taliferro's Brigade formed in the second line perpendicular to this road, its right resting at this point on the left of Starke. When the first line, composed of the brigades of Jones and Winder, was forced back early in the morning of the 17th, the second line advanced supported by the partially rallied brigades of the first line but was obliged to retire with great loss. Supported by Early's Brigade of Ewell's Division, the Division again advanced but again fell back and, having reformed beyond the West Woods, joined McLaws' Division in the attack on Sedgwick's Division of Summer's Corps.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 376.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.658′ N, 77° 44.843′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown 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. A different marker also named Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General William E. Starke (about 500 feet away); Philadelphia Brigade Park (about 500 feet away); Longstreet's Command (about 600 feet away); Philadelphia Brigade Monument (about 600 feet away); The Onward Rush to Victory or Defeat (about 600 feet away); "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;" (about 600 feet away); 59th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this marker. The marker has misspelled the name of Federal General Edwin Sumner, commanding the Union's II Corps.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Taliaferro's Brigade. With General William B. Taliaferro wounded at the Second (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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