Near Bakerton in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
A.P. Hill’s March
“Not a moment too soon”
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —
Hill pushed his men hard during the 17-mile trek from Harpers Ferry to the Antietam battlefield. The late-summer day was warm and humid, and some of the men fell exhausted by the way on this “long and fatiguing march.” But they arrived on the battlefield less than eight hours after leaving Harpers Ferry, just in time to be thrown into the fight. When Hill reported, Lee exclaimed, “General Hill, I was never so glad to see you.” Wearing a bright
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 23.764′ N, 77° 45.855′ W. Marker is near Bakerton, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bakerton Road and Knott Road (Route 31/2), on the right when traveling west on Bakerton Road. The marker stands on the grounds of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bakerton WV 25410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Indian Deed (approx. 1.8 miles away in Maryland); Antietam Iron Works Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland); The Moler Family (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pack Horse Ford (approx. 2.3 miles away); Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (approx. 2.3 miles Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 2 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of Boteler's Ford (approx. 2.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker features a portrait of Gen. A.P. Hill along side a map of the divisions’ march from Harpers Ferry to the battle.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A.P. Hill's March to Antietam
Also see . . .
1. “Then A.P. Hill Came Up”. An account of Hill’s actions at Antietam. (Submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. A.P. Hill's Official Report. (Submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Antietam Campaign 1862
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,777 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.