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Jackson's Command

Field's Brigade, Hill's Light Division.

 
 
Field's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Field's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Field's Brigade, Hill's Light Division,

Col. John M. Brockenbrough, 40th Virginia Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.
40th Virginia Infantry,
47th Virginia Infantry,
55th Virginia Infantry,
22d Virginia Infantry.
September 17, 1862.

Field's Brigade left Harper's Ferry at 7:30 a.m. of September 17, reached this point about 3 p.m., and was put in position to guard the approaches to the field by Snavely's Ford and the lower Antietam.

The brigade was not actively engaged, and recrossed the Potomac early on the morning of September 19.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 349.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.844′ N, 77° 44.76′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Harpers Ferry Road. Click for map. Located in a tablet cluster at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Jackson's Command Marker
walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Jackson's Command (here, next to this marker); Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command (here, next to this marker); Munford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division (a few steps from this marker); Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (approx. ľ mile away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Field's Brigade, Hill's Light Division. Field's Brigade of Virginians were originally commanded by General Charles W. Field, who was badly wounded at Second Manassas. Brockenbrough would continue to lead this brigade at Gettysburg the following year. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Tablet Cluster at Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Confederate Tablet Cluster at Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue
At the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Branch Avenue stand, from left to right, tablets for Field's Brigade (Number 349), Branch's Brigade (Number 353), Hill's Light Division (Number 348), Munford's Brigade (Number 320), and A.P. Hill's Artillery Battalion (Number 372).
Jackson's Command Marker<br>First From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Jackson's Command Marker
First From the Left
Colonel John Mercer Brockenbrough (1830-1892) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Colonel John Mercer Brockenbrough (1830-1892)
Brockenbrough's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. Brockenbrough's Brigade Position
Looking west from Snavely's Ford, on the south edge of the battlefield park. Brockenbrough led his brigade to a position anchoring the Confederate right against Antietam Creek, occupying high ground overlooking Snavely's Ford, near the close of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 18 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, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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