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

A.N.V.

 
 
A.N.V. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. A.N.V. Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot an abandoned Confederate gun manned by a Second Lieutenant of the 6th Virginia Infantry, Mahone's Brigade, and two infantry volunteers from Anderson's Georgia Brigade, was placed in action September 17, 1862.
 
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° 28.075′ N, 77° 44.705′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Hagerstown Pike (Maryland Route 65) and Piper Farm Lane, on the right when traveling north on Hagerstown Pike. 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (approx. ¼ mile away); Sixth Army Corps
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Delaware Volunteers (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Sixth Army Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson's Command (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. A.N.V. is the abbreviation for Lee's army - The Army of Northern Virginia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Army of Northern Virginia Monument. National Park Service site detailing this monument. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. William Mahone. William Mahone was a Confederate general, Virginia senator (1863–1865), railroad tycoon, U.S. senator (1881–1887), and leader of the short-lived Readjuster Party. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
A.N.V. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2020
2. A.N.V. Marker
A.N.V. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. A.N.V. Marker
3-inch Ordnance Rifle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
4. 3-inch Ordnance Rifle
A rifled cannon stands near the marker in the Piper Farm fields.
Brig. General William Mahone<br>(C.S.A.) (1826-1895) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General William Mahone
(C.S.A.) (1826-1895)
Commanding officer of Mahone's Brigade. He was nicknamed "Little Billy" in reference to his size. He stood about five feet in height and weighed one hundred pounds.
Piper Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2020
6. Piper Farm
The historic farm is within view of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 4, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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