Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee’s Artillery Battalion
Col. Stephen D. Lee
Lee’s Battalion of nineteen cannons were positioned on this high ground and for over three hours fired toward the soldiers and artillery of the Union First and Twelfth Corps. Lee’s gunners were under constant fire from the north, and on their flank from the long range Union guns on the east side of Antietam Creek. The Battalion had approximately 300 men. 86 were killed and wounded and 60 horses were disabled.
Dawn to 8:45 a.m.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 28.491′ N, 77° 44.732′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, near the Dunker Church. 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. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle (here, next to this marker); Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle (here, next to this marker); Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun A Converging Storm of Iron (here, next to this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder (here, next to this marker); “Load” “Commence Firing” (a few steps from this marker); “I Hate Cannons” (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this marker. A portrait of Col. S.D. Lee appears at the bottom of the marker.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Stephen D. Lee. Stephen Dill Lee (September 22, 1833 – May 28, 1908) was an American soldier, and the youngest Confederate lieutenant general of the American Civil War (but no relation to Robert E. Lee). (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.