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

Capt. John C. Tidball

Battery A, 2nd United States Artillery

 
 
Capt. John C. Tidball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2020
1. Capt. John C. Tidball Marker
Inscription.  Tidball's Battery dueled with Confederate guns the day before the battle. On September 17, they crossed the Middle Bridge before noon and the men hauled their six rifled cannons by hand, uphill, to this high ground. The battery fired approximately 1,200 r6unds supporting Pleasonton's Cavalry and U.S. Regular Infantry in their advance across the Middle Bridge. The battery withdrew to replenish ammunition and moved back to help protect Richardson's Division in front of Bloody Lane and when Burnside's Corps crossed the Lower Bridge, supported their advance on Sharpsburg.

12:00 noon to dark
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 27.888′ N, 77° 43.889′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Shepherdstown Pike (Maryland Route 34) half a mile east of Richardson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the end of the Tidball Trail 0.3 miles west of the Newcomer House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Capt. John C. Tidball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2020
2. Capt. John C. Tidball Marker
Marker is on the right side of the cannon.
are within walking distance of this marker. "The Bigness of War" (here, next to this marker); Capt. John C. Tidball, Battery A, 2nd U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Newcomer House. Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (Submitted on October 24, 2020.) 
 
Capt. John C. Tidball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2020
3. Capt. John C. Tidball Marker
Trail map provided by the National Park Service.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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