Burkittsville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws’ Command
Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws' Command
(September 12-13, 1862)
McLaws’ Command consisted of Kershaw’s, Barksdale’s, Semmes’ and Cobb’s Brigades of his own Division and R. H. Anderson’s Division of six Brigades-Wilcox’s, Mahone’s, Featherston’s, Armistead’s, Wright’s and Pryor’s. On the morning of the 12th, Kershaw and Barksdale crossed Pleasant Valley, ascended Maryland Heights at Solomon’s Gap and moving along the crest of the heights, attacked and drove the Union forces from the southern end of them and into Harpers Ferry, on the 13th. Cobb moved along the eastern base of the heights in support of Kershaw and Barksdale. Wright moved along the South Mountain and took position on its bold extremity overlooking Weaverton. Pryor, Armistead and Featherstone moved down Pleasant Valley and occupied Weaverton and Sandy Hook. These movements shut in Harpers Ferry from the Maryland side of the Potomac. Semmes’ Brigade held Brownsville Pass, and Mahone’s was in Pleasant Valley, prepared to assist Semmes or to re-enforce Munford’s Cavalry Brigade in front of Crampton’s Pass.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number C.P. 2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 24.346′ N, 77° 38.354′ W. Marker is in Burkittsville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Gapland Road and Arnoldstown Road, on the right when traveling west on Gapland Road. Touch for map. Marker is at the foot of the War Correspondence Memorial Arch. Marker is in this post office area: Burkittsville MD 21718, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crampton’s Pass Tablet C.P. 1 (here, next to this marker); Crampton’s Pass Tablet C.P. 3 (here, next to this marker); Sixth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); War Correspondents (here, next to this marker); First New Jersey Brigade (here, next to this marker); The Battle of South Mountain (here, next to this marker); War Correspondents Memorial Arch (a few steps from this marker); Journalists Who Gave Their Lives (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkittsville.
More about this marker. One of nine markers reported by the Antietam Battlefield Board as erected at Crampton’s Pass in the report dated 1898. Four are at the War Correspondence Memorial Arch, the remainder were placed between the Pass and Burkittsville to the east.(Source: George R. Large and Joe A. Swisher, “Battle
Also see . . . Campaign Map. Displaying the locations of the units on September 12, 1862. (Submitted on August 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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