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Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Longstreet's Command

Reserve Artillery, Hood's Division

 
 
Hood's Division Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Hood's Division Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command.
Reserve Artillery, Hood's Division,

Major B.W. Frobel, C.S.A., Commanding.
Organization.
German (South Carolina) Artillery,
Palmetto (South Carolina) Artillery,
Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery.
September 15-17, 1862.

The Reserve Artillery of Hood's Division reached Sharpsburg at noon of Sept. 15. It was posted on the right of the Boonsboro' Pike and became engaged with the enemy during the afternoon of the 16th. At about 2 p.m. on the 17th, it went into position on the left of the road leading to the Burnside Bridge and co-operated wit the divisions of D.R. Jones and A.P. Hill in resisting the advance of the Ninth Army Corps. One section of the German Artillery was detached from its battery and served with Hood's Division in the fields beyond the Dunkard Church.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 311.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.595′ N, 77° 44.549′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map
Confederate Tablet Cluster near the Entrance to the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Confederate Tablet Cluster near the Entrance to the Cemetery
From left to right these are: Longstreet's Command, September 14-16 (number 303); Longstreet's Command, September 17 (number 304); Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command, September 15-16 (number 305); Hood's Division, September 15-16 (number 309); and Reserve Artillery, Hood's Division, September 15-16 (number 311). Three additional tablets stand to the right of these.
. Located in a Confederate tablet cluster just to the west of the National Cemetery entrance, stop eleven 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Hood's Division Artillery. The three batteries were armed with a varied set of cannon. The German Artillery had four 12-pounder
Hood's Artillery Positions image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. Hood's Artillery Positions
For most of the battle, the German and Palmetto Artillery batteries were posted on the hillsides guarding the approaches to Sharpsburg from the southeast. Looking from the base of the Hawkins' Zouaves monument, the batteries are represented by a lone field gun posted to the south side of the National Cemetery. Rowan's Battery was posted in the foreground, on the same knoll as the monument, until the advance of the Ninth Corps forced a relocation along Harpers Ferry Road.
Napoleons and two Blakely rifled cannon. The Palmetto Artillery was armed with two 12-pounder howitzers and two 6-pounder smoothbore guns. The Rowan Artillery brought two 10-pounder Parrott rifles, two 3-inch rifles, and two 24-pounder howitzers. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 14 times this year. 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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