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

Longstreet's Command

 
 
Longstreet's Command, September 15-16 Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Longstreet's Command, September 15-16 Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command,

Major General James Longstreet, Commanding.
(September 14-16, 1862.)

Longstreet's command, consisting of D.R. Jones' and Hood's Divisions and Evans' Brigade, with D.H. Hill's Division of Jackson's Command, withdrew from its position on the South Mountain during the night of September 14, and marched by the Boonsboro' Pike to Sharpsburg. It crossed the Antietam at the Middle Bridge and, reaching the field at about noon of September 15, formed line outside the town, its left resting on the Boonsboro Pike at this point, where it connected with the Division of D.H. Hill of Jackson's Command. Its right extended beyond the town in the direction of Burnside Bridge.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 303.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.597′ N, 77° 44.545′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in a Confederate tablet cluster just to the west of the National Cemetery entrance, stop eleven of
Confederate Tablet Cluster near the Entrance to the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
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.
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. A different marker also named Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); Hood's Division, 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). Touch for a list and map 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. Longstreet's Command, Army of Northern Virginia. To accomplish the reduction of Harpers Ferry, General Robert E. Lee task organized his army and temporally reassigned portions of Longstreet's Command to Jackson's. McLaws', Anderson's,
Longstreet's Left Flank image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. Longstreet's Left Flank
Leading up to the battle, Longstreet's Command fell back from South Mountain and occupied positions just outside of Sharpsburg. Looking south from the high ground just north of the National Cemetery, the Boonsboro Pike runs directly across the field of view. Longstreet dressed his left flank on the pike, with his assigned divisions guarding the southern approaches to Sharpsburg, lines extending off to the right of this photograph.
and Walker's Divisions were involved at Harpers Ferry. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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