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Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery

 
 
Batteries C and G, 3rd U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
1. Batteries C and G, 3rd U.S. Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery.

Captain Horatio G. Gibson, U.S.A. Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)

Horse Batteries C and G (Consolidated), 3d U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam in the forenoon of September 17, and went into position a short distance south of this point, on the left of Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery, and the right of Batteries B and L (Consolidated), 2d U.S. Artillery. After an engagement of nearly two hours it was relieved by Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery, and withdrawn east of the Antietam, taking up its second position on the ridge north of the Boonsboro Pike.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 95.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.803′ N, 77° 43.902′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in a cluster of Federal artillery tablets. 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
Federal Artillery Tablet Cluster on Boonsboro Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Federal Artillery Tablet Cluster on Boonsboro Pike
Closest to the camera to furthest: Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (Number 30), Battery K, 5th U.S. (Number 97), Battery M, 2d U.S. (Number 93), Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. (Number 94), Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. (Number 95), Battery E, 1st U.S. (Number 96), and Battery A, 2d U.S. (Number 92).
. Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (a few steps from this marker); V Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth United States Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Gibson's Battery of the Horse Artillery. Gibson's Battery brought six 3-inch Ordnance Rifled cannon to the battle. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gibson's Battery Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Gibson's Battery Field of Fire
Gibson's Battery went into action in a position astride the modern picnic area along Boonsboro Pike. This view from the picnic area is similar to that of the battery's field of fire. In the distance on the right is Cemetery Hill, where Confederate artillery was positioned and subject to the Battery's fire. However, Confederate skirmishers in the low ground beyond the ceder trees on the left harassed the Federal battery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 720 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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