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Longstreet's Command

Law'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.
Law's Brigade, Hood's Division.

Col. E.M. Law, 4th Alabama Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.
4th Alabama Infantry,
6th North Carolina Infantry,
2nd Mississippi Infantry,
11th Mississippi Infantry.
September 16, 1862.

On the evening of the 16th Law's Brigade advanced from the field in front of the Dunkard Church to a position in the East Woods, on either side of the Smoketown Road, where it supported the skirmishers of Wofford's Brigade in resisting the advance of Seymour's Brigade.

The engagement ceased at dark. At 10 p.m. the brigade was relieved by Trimble's Brigade of Ewell's Division, and withdrawn to the woods west of the Dunkard Church.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 329.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.855′ N, 77° 44.485′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Smoketown Road and Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Smoketown Road. Touch for map. Located just south of stop three of the driving tour of
Longstreet's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Longstreet's Command Marker
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. Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); The East Woods (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sixth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away); Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); First New Jersey Brigade (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sixth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Longstreet's Command. This marker is included on the East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Law's Brigade Positions.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Batlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Longstreet's Command Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. Longstreet's Command Tablet
 

2. Law's Brigade. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the East Woods. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Evander M. Law. Evander McIver Law (August 7, 1836 – October 31, 1920) was an author, teacher, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 24, 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
Brig. General Evander M. Law (1836-1920) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General Evander M. Law (1836-1920)
At the Battle of Antietam, Law's Brigade defended against the Union attack through the Cornfield at high cost—454 killed and wounded.
Law's Brigade Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Law's Brigade Skirmish Line
On the day prior to the battle of Antietam, Law's Brigade advanced up the Smoketown Road, seen here running from the right to the left. At the time of the battle, this ground was a thicket that came to be known as the East Woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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