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Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans

Capt. Charles Squires

 
 
Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans Marker
Inscription.
Squires’ Battery was posted on this high ground east of Sharpsburg (the National Cemetery was not here). They defended the center of the Confederate army, the crucial Middle Bridge, and the Boonsboro Turnpike. These guns helped repulse Union artillery, cavalry and infantry that crossed over the Middle Bridge. Late in the afternoon, Squires also helped drive Burnside’s Ninth Corps back to the Lower Bridge.

Dawn to 4:00 p.m.

 
Location. 39° 27.611′ N, 77° 44.491′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from E Main Street (Maryland Route 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Antietam National Cemetery. 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. Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Reserve Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this
Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans Marker
marker); Unknown Union Soldiers of the Irish Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones' Battalion, Reserve Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker in Antietam National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Marker in Antietam National Cemetery
Squires’ Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
4. Squires’ Battery
Squires’ Battery is facing southeast, in the direction of Antietam Creek.
National Cemetery in Sharpsburg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, Squires’ B
5. National Cemetery in Sharpsburg
Marker is located in Antietam National Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 278 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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