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Longstreet's Command

Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division

 
 
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Longstreet's Command Marker
Inscription.  
C.S.A
Longstreet's Command
Manning's Brigade, Walker's Division

Col. Van H. Manning, Commanding
Organization

3d Arkansas, 30th Virginia, 27th, 46th and 48th North Carolina
September 17, 1862

About 10:20 A.M. the 30th Virginia, 46th and 48th North Carolina charged from the woods beyond the Dunkard Church to capture Tompkins' Rhode Island Battery, on the high ground east of the Church. The 30th Virginia crossed the road at this point, filed to the right across the two fences of the Smoketown Road and over the rock ledge occupied by the Maryland monument to the depression at the base of the ridge, where it was checked by the right of Greene's Division and the artillery. At the same time the 46th North Carolina passing either side of the Church, crossed the road and mingled with the 30th Virginia. After a very short struggle both Regiments were repulsed with great loss and retreated through the West Woods. The 46th North Carolina upon reaching the road north of this point was checked by Artillery fire from the front and fell back upon the advance of Greene's Division into the woods around
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the Church. The loss in the three Regiments was 77 killed, 387 wounded, and 41 missing. The 30th Virginia lost over 68 percent of its men.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 388.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 28.57′ N, 77° 44.812′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunker Church Road and Smoketown Road, on the right when traveling north on Dunker Church Road. Located just north of the Dunker Church, Antietam National Battlefield Park. 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. 59th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Destroy the Rebel Army (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named "Destroy the Rebel Army"
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Longstreet's Command Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dunker Church - "Symbol of Peace and Brotherhood" (within shouting distance of this marker); Beacon of Peace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Manning's Brigade War Department Markers
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Manning's Brigade. Details of Manning's (Walker's) Brigade with links to subordinate unit pages, commander's biographies, and after action reports. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Van H. Manning. Vannoy Hartrog (Van) Manning (July 26, 1839 – November 3, 1892) was an attorney, an officer in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War, reaching the rank of colonel; and a politician. (Submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Manning's Brigade Crossing the Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Manning's Brigade Crossing the Hagerstown Pike
The Brigade crossed the pike in this vicinity.
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Longstreet's Command Marker
Colonel Van H. Manning (1839-1892) image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, September 19, 2015
5. Colonel Van H. Manning (1839-1892)
Manning was wounded at the battles of Antietam (Sharpsburg), Gettysburg and The Wilderness.
Manning's Brigade Runs into Greene's division image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Manning's Brigade Runs into Greene's division
Looking south down the fence line bordering the Dunker Church Road (Hagerstown Pike). The Maryland Monument is the domed structure in the distant right. At around noon, elements of Greene's Federal division occupied the West Woods around the Dunker Church, a position that was in advance of the rest of the Federal lines. A Confederate counterattack drove the Federals out of the position. Part of this counterattack, the 46th and 48th North Carolina of Manning's Brigade, advanced along the dip seen in the fence line on the right side. Behind the Maryland Monument, three Ohio Regiments - the 5th, 7th, and 66th - blunted the North Carolinians' charge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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