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

Lee’s Artillery Battalion

Col. Stephen D. Lee

 
 
Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker
Inscription.
Lee’s Battalion of nineteen cannons were positioned on this high ground and for over three hours fired toward the soldiers and artillery of the Union First and Twelfth Corps. Lee’s gunners were under constant fire from the north, and on their flank from the long range Union guns on the east side of Antietam Creek. The Battalion had approximately 300 men. 86 were killed and wounded and 60 horses were disabled.

Dawn to 8:45 a.m.

 
Location. 39° 28.491′ N, 77° 44.732′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, near the Dunker Church. 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. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle (here, next to this marker); Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle (here, next to this marker); Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); A Converging Storm of Iron (here, next to this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder
Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker
This artillery piece is aimed toward the north, in the direction of the East Woods and Miller's Cornfield.
(here, next to this marker); New York State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. A portrait of Col. S.D. Lee appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Stephen D. Lee. Stephen Dill Lee (September 22, 1833 – May 28, 1908) was an American soldier, and the youngest Confederate lieutenant general of the American Civil War (but no relation to Robert E. Lee). (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker
Marker is located beside a model 1857 12-pounder gun-howitzer. This smoothbore cannon was commonly referred to as a "Napoleon."
Artillery on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
4. Artillery on the Antietam Battlefield
The marker is located at this grouping of 4 cannons near the Dunker Church.
Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. Lee’s Artillery Battalion Marker
Lieut. General Stephen Dill Lee (1833-1908) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Lieut. General Stephen Dill Lee (1833-1908)
Under Longstreet, Lee fought in the Second Battle of Bull Run that August and then Battle of Antietam on September 17, where his guns played a prominent role in defending the ground near the famed Dunker Church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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