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Independent Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery

Capt. James Thompson

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, October 23, 2020
1. Independent Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.  At dawn, this battery led the First Corps on the initial Union advance south. Together with Matthews' Pennsylvania Battery, they fired point blank into the Cornfield and then into the fields farther south in a duel with S. D. Lee's Confederate guns across from the Dunker Church. The battery helped sustain the infantry from this exposed position. The guns were then moved even farther south, into the Cornfield, where they fired directly into Confederates charging through the corn.

Dawn to 7:30 a.m.
 
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° 29.07′ N, 77° 44.789′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Mansfield Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located at the pull off for stop two on the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, the Poffenberger Farm. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Army Corps
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By Bradley Owen, October 23, 2020
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Twelfth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); William's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ricketts’ Division, First Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. Located between stops 4 and 5 on The Cornfield Trail (in the field on the north side of the trail).
 
Also see . . .  Antietam National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on June 8, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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