Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brigadier General William E. Starke
William E. Starke
Location. 39° 28.704′ N, 77° 44.924′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop five of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, near the Philadelphia Brigade monument. 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. Philadelphia Brigade Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Brigade Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Onward Rush to Victory or Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;" (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Delaware Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away); The Baltimore Battery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a Model 1857 12pdr Light Field Gun, also known as a "Napoleon."
Also see . . .
1. Six General Killed at Antietam. Starke was leading the Stonewall Division at the time of his death. He had replaced the wounded General J.R. Jones earlier in the day.
2. William E. Starke. William Edwin Starke (1814 – September 17, 1862) was a wealthy Gulf Coast businessman and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action at the Battle of Antietam while commanding the famed "Stonewall Division," a unit first made famous under Stonewall Jackson.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,454 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.