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

Baltimore Battery

 
 
Baltimore Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Baltimore Battery Monument
Inscription.
Maryland
Baltimore Battery
Jackson's Division
C.S.A.
The battery, under
the command of Capt.
J.B. Brockenbrough,
occupied a position
near this marker at
daybreak, and opened
the battle on the Confederate side.
The monument to the
Maryland troops is
near the Dunkard
Church.

 
Erected 1900 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 28.679′ N, 77° 45.009′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop five of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, near an artillery display. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brockenbrough’s 2nd Baltimore, Maryland Battery (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Baltimore Battery (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;"
The Baltimore Battery Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. The Baltimore Battery Location
The metal marker stands between the artillery pieces. The Baltimore Battery monument stands to the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Onward Rush to Victory or Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Brigade Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philadelphia Brigade Park (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Baltimore Battery Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Baltimore Battery. Although a Virginian, Captain Brokenbrough commanded this Maryland battery. Brokenbough is also associated with the Rockbridge (VA) Artillery battery which he helped organize early in the war. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Baltimore Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. Baltimore Battery Monument
Baltimore Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Baltimore Battery Monument
Baltimore Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2004
5. Baltimore Battery Marker
Brockenbrough's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. Brockenbrough's Battery
During the early phases of the battle, Brockenbrough's Baltimore Battery occupied the position here, in the "elbow" of the West Woods, facing to the northeast. From here, the battery could fire upon the right flank of the advancing 1st Division of the I Federal Corps, moving down the Hagerstown Pike. After 8 a.m., the battery fell back to Hauser Ridge to the west, later confronting the lead elements of Sedgwick's Federals when they attacked through the West Woods.
A. Poffenberger Farm and Hauser Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
7. A. Poffenberger Farm and Hauser Ridge
Brockenbrough's Battery relocated to Hauser Ridge, seen here in the distance beyond the A. Poffenberger farm (on the right). From that position, the battery was able to confront the Federals in Sedgwick's Division when they emerged from the West Woods.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then. 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 Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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