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Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery

Capt. James S. Brown

 
 
Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Brown’s battery held four different positions on this end of the battlefield, demonstrating the mobility of field artillery. The battery started the day on the high ground to the west, then around noon moved past this position to the ridge line in front of you. As the Union Ninth Corps took the Burnside Bridge, the guns were moved back to here where Brown dueled with Union artillery and fired on Burnside’s men as they advanced to within 100 yards of the guns. Capt. Brown was severely wounded in the foot and the guns pulled back to their original position.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 
Location. 39° 27.207′ N, 77° 44.352′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, at Stop 10 of the driving tour. 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. "It Is A.P. Hill" (here, next to this marker); The Advance Was Made With the Utmost Enthusiasm (here, next to this marker); The Final Attack (a few steps from this marker); Ninth Army Corps
Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 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
 
Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker
Marker on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
4. Marker on the Antietam Battlefield
The cannon overlooks the ground where troops under Gen. Burnside clashed with Confederates under Gen. A.P. Hill who just arrived from Harpers Ferry.
Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
5. Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 4 times this year. 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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