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Longstreet's Command

Wofford's Brigade, Hood's Division

 
 
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Longstreet's Command Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command.
Wofford's Brigade, Hood's Division.
Col. W.T. Wofford, 18th Georgia Infantry, Commanding.
Organization
18th Georgia Infantry,
Hampton (S.C.) Legion,
1st Texas Infantry,
4th Texas Infantry,
5th Texas Infantry.
September 16, 1862.

On the approach of the First Army Corps on the Evening of the 16th, Wofford's Brigade advanced and formed line in the south edge of the Cornfield, its left on the Hagerstown Pike, The 4th Texas, deployed as skirmishers, encountered the advance of Seymour's Brigade and was forced back but, re-enforced by the 5th Texas on its right, held the East Woods until darkness put an end to the engagement. At 10 p.m. the Brigade was relieved by Lawton's Brigade and withdrawn to the woods west of the Dunkard Church.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 331.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.855′ N, 77° 44.767′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located between stops three
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Longstreet's Command Marker
and four of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgia Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Batlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Hood's Brigade. Wofford's Texas Brigade was also known by it's former commander's name. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Cornfield Avenue Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Cornfield Avenue Looking East
The Wofford's Brigade tablet stands next to the Georgia State Monument.
 

3. William T. Wofford. William Tatum Wofford (June 28, 1824 – May 22, 1884) was an officer during the Mexican-American War and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Longstreet's Command Marker
East Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. East Woods
On the day before the battle, the wood lot to the east of the cornfield was valuable real estate. As the Federal 1st Corps moved up from Pry's Ford, the woods gave the Confederates a blocking position. Too exposed for either side to commit substantial forces, the action never evolved beyond skirmish line fighting. Instead, the battle would wait another day.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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