Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery
Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk, Jr.
Part of S.D. Lee’s Battalion, Woolfolk’s battery supported the Confederate efforts on the northern end of the battlefield. When the fighting in the Cornfield was at its worst, Woolfolk moved to this advanced position where the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry captured two of their guns.
In addition to Woolfolk, twelve other Union and Confederate batteries tried to hold this high ground throughout the day.
About 8:30 a.m.
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° 28.714′ N, 77° 44.622′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Smoketown Road and Mummas Lane, on the right when traveling north on Smoketown Road. 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. Battery A (here, next to this marker); Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries A and C 4th U.S. Artillery Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); "A House Was Burning" (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named A House Was Burning (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk - Find-a-grave. (Submitted on October 24, 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 Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6, 7. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.