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Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery

Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk, Jr.

 
 
Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Part of S.D. Lee’s Battalion, Woolfolk’s battery supported the Confederate efforts on the northern end of the battlefield. When the fighting in the Cornfield was at its worst, Woolfolk moved to this advanced position where the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry captured two of their guns.

In addition to Woolfolk, twelve other Union and Confederate batteries tried to hold this high ground throughout the day.

About 8:30 a.m.

 
Location. 39° 28.714′ N, 77° 44.622′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Smoketown Road and Mummas Lane, on the right when traveling north on Smoketown Road. 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. Battery A (here, next to this marker); Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries A and C 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery
Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); A House Was Burning (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
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. Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk - Find-a-grave. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Marker on the Antietam Battlefield
Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker
Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker
Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
6. Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery Marker
Artillery of Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
7. Artillery of Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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