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Jones’ Battalion, Reserve Artillery

 
 
Jones' Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Jones' Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Jones' Battalion, Reserve Artillery,

Major H.P. Jones, Commanding.
Organization.
Morris (Virginia) Artillery, Orange (Virginia) Artillery,
Turner's (Virginia) Battery, Wimbish's (Virginia) Battery,
(September 17, 1862.)

Jones' artillery battalion occupied the ridge north of this point and was actively engaged early in the day, but was soon withdrawn to the lower ground between the ridge and the Hagerstown Pike. In the afternoon the battalion reoccupied the ridge and engaged the Union batteries that had crossed by the middle bridge to the west side of the Antietam. It resisted also the advance of the infantry of the Fifth Corps. At sundown the battalion was again withdrawn.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 316.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.636′ N, 77° 44.475′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the opposite side of the highway from the National Cemetery, stop eleven of the driving tour of
Tablet at the South Edge of Mountain View Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
2. Tablet at the South Edge of Mountain View Cemetery
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. Reserve Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Union Soldiers of the Irish Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th New York Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away); Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Jones' Battalion, Reserve Artillery. (Submitted on April 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Evans' Brigade and Jones' Battalion Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. Evans' Brigade and Jones' Battalion Position
Artillery batteries from Jones' Battalion covered the Boonsboro Pike from the high ground here, to the north of the National Cemetery. Evans' Brigade of infantry supported these batteries throughout the day with skirmish lines set on the forward edge of the crest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 9 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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