Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Brigade, Ewell's Division
Early's Brigade, Ewell's Division.
Brig. Gen. Jubal A. Early, Commanding.
13th 25th 31st 44th 49th 52d & 58th Virginia Infantry.
September 17-18, 1862. No.2.
After supporting Jackson's Division in repulsing the right of the First Army Corps on the plateau west of the Hagerstown Pike, Early's Brigade, moving through the West Woods and along their western edge to this point, advanced east and, in co-operation with portions of McLaws' Division, drove the 125th Pennsylvania and 34th New York from the woods near the church, then, wheeling to the left, supported by the brigades of Semmes, Anderson and Barksdale, and portions of Jackson's Division, struck the flank of Sedgwick's Division and forced it to retire from the field. The Brigade was then reformed and withdrawn to the position occupied by it in the morning and, later in the day, moved to the northern part of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the 18th, when it recrossed the Potomac.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 379.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.673′ Click for map. Located just west of the parking lot for stop five of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brockenbrough’s 2nd Baltimore, Maryland Battery (here, next to this marker); Baltimore Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Baltimore Battery (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Onward Rush to Victory or Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Brigade Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philadelphia Brigade Park (about 400 feet away); John Lemuel Stetson (about 400 feet away); Second Army Corps (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Early's Brigade, Ewell's Division. Early relieved (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Jubal Early. Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War. He served under Stonewall Jackson and then Robert E. Lee for almost the entire war, rising from regimental command to lieutenant general and the command of an infantry corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. (Submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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