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

Longstreet's Command

Cobb's Brigade, McLaw's Division

 
 
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Longstreet's Command Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command
Cobb's Brigade, McLaws'Division

Lieut. Col. C.C. Sanders, 24th Georgia Infantry, Commanding
Organization

16th Georgia Infantry, Cobb's (Georgia) Legion
24th Georgia Infantry, 15th North Carolina Infantry
(September 17, 1862)

Cobb's Brigade crossed the Potomac at daybreak and halted near General Lee's Headquarters west of Sharpsburg. At about 9:20 A.M., it formed line on the south side of Bloody Lane, its left resting at this point and, with Rodes' and portions of Garland's and Colquitt's Brigades, participated in the engagement with French's Division of the Second Corps. Later in the day the Brigade changed front to the right, facing east, and supported D. H. Hill's Division and George T. Anderson's Brigade in resisting the advance of Richardson's Division.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 363.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.246′ N, 77° 44.717′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65) and Richardson
Markers Along Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. Markers Along Hagerstown Pike
Avenue, 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Longstreet's Command ( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); D.H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command ( about 400 feet away); Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades ( about 500 feet away); Old Vermont Brigade ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Army Corps ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Couch's Division, Fourth Army Corps ( approx. 0.2 miles away); A.N.V. ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker lists the Division as McLaw's. That should be McLaws'.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Cobb's Brigade. Details of Cobb's Brigade. The unit played a critical role in the battle of Crampton's Gap on South Mountain, September 14, 1862. (Submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bloody Lane from Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Bloody Lane from Hagerstown Pike
Cobb's Brigade held the ground here in support of D.H. Hill's Division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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