Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command
Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command.
Brigadier General A.R. Lawton,
(September 15-16, 1862.)
Ewell's Division left Harper's Ferry on the night of September 15th, crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford and reached Sharpsburg on the morning of the 16th, and, late in the day moved to position in support of Jackson's Division in the West Woods, Early's Brigade on the left with Hay's Brigade in support and Lawton's and Trimble's Brigades in the woods west and north west of the Dunkard Church. About 10 p.m., Lawton's and Trimble's Brigades advanced and relieved Hood's Division near the south edge of Miller's Cornfield and in Mumma's field south of the Smoketown Road.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 326.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.696′ N, 77° 45.101′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop 4 of the West Woods walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); John Lemuel Stetson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Ewell's Division Tablets and Monuments
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Ewell's Division. With General Richard Ewell wounded at 2nd Manassas, Brig. Gen. Lawton assumed command of the division. During the battle, when Lawton was wounded, General Jubal Early assumed command of this division. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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