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

Durellís Independent Battery

 
 
Durell's Independent Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Durell's Independent Battery Monument
Inscription.
Durell's
Independent
Battery "D"
Pennsylvania
Artillery

2nd Brigade 2nd Division
9th Corps
Posted 375 yards south
70 degrees east
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Casualties at Antietam
Wounded 3
Recruited in Berks and Bucks Counties
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Battles Participated in
Kelly's Ford - Jackson
Bristoe Station - Wilderness
Second Bull Run - Spotsylvania
Chantilly - Petersburg
South Mountain - The Crater
Antietam - Ream's Station
White Sulphur Spring - Poplar Spring Church
Fredericksburg - Fort Stedman
Vicksburg - Assault on Petersburg

 
Erected 1904 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 27.064′ N, 77° 44.402′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Inscription on the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Inscription on the Monument
At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (about 400 feet away); Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Durell's Battery "D" Pennsylvania Artillery Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery D.
State Seal on the Back of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. State Seal on the Back of the Monument
The battery was armed with six 10-pdr Parrott Rifles during the battle. Captain George W. Durell would write, This was the most desperate engagement, I think, and at shortest range, which our battery was in. (Submitted on March 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument
Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument<br>Statue of Artilleryman image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument
Statue of Artilleryman
Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument<br>Statue of Artilleryman image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument
Statue of Artilleryman
Pennsylvania Monuments along the Central Section of Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. Pennsylvania Monuments along the Central Section of Branch Avenue
Three Pennsylvania Monuments stand along Branch Avenue at this point - 51st Pennsylvania Infantry (furthest from the camera), Durell's Battery (center), and 48th Pennsylvania Infantry (closest).
Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument<br>Second From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
8. Durellís Independent Battery "D" Monument
Second From the Left
Durell's Battery Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
9. Durell's Battery Location
A single 10-pdr Parrott Rifle marks one of the locations of Durell's Battery during the battle. The position is about half way between the Burnside Bridge and Branch Avenue, along the Final Attack walking trail. This particular piece is actually a 3-inch bore version of the Parrott, and produced in 1863. Durell's Battery used a 2.9-inch bore model during the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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