Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery
Capt. Joseph C. Clark, Jr.
Capt. George W. Durell
These two batteries advanced across the Lower or Burnside Bridge and directly supported the 9th Corps advance on Sharpsburg. When Burnside's men were driven back, the power of these ten rifled cannon helped protect their withdrawal. Capt. Clark was wounded four times.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Durell's Battery in action at Antietam
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
Location. 39° 26.98′ N, 77° 44.196′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road. Located at Stop 8 on the Final Attack hiking trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. We Poured Volley After Volley, Doubtless With Terrible Execution (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 700 feet away); 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry William McKinley (approx. 0.2 miles away); 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 23rd Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burnside Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.