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Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery

Capt. William J. Pegram

 
 
Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Part of A.P. Hillís Division, Pegramís battery left Harpers Ferry the morning of the battle. The Virginians crossed the Potomac River and took position here about 4:00. Pegramís guns fired into the flank of the Union 9th Corps and helped drive Burnsideís men back. Pegramís brother-in-law, Capt. David McIntosh, commanded a Confederate battery that fought just 400 yards north of here.

4:00 p.m. to dark

 
Location. 39° 26.834′ N, 77° 44.752′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Harpers Ferry Road, on the right when traveling west on Branch Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located on the southern portion of the Antietam Battlefield. 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. Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division (a few steps from this marker); Munford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command
Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
 
More about this marker. A portrait of Capt. William Pegram, courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society, appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
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 on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Marker on the Antietam Battlefield
The marker can be seen beside the cannon on the left.
Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
4. Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery
The guns are facing west, in the direction of Burnside's Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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