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Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery

 
 
Hexamar's (New Jersey) Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Hexamar's (New Jersey) Battery Monument
Inscription.
September 17, 1862
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From a position about 60 yards south of this point the battery, between 2 and 3 p.m., engaged and silenced the Confederate artillery around the Dunkard Church.
 
Erected 1903.
 
Location. 39° 28.71′ N, 77° 44.628′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Smoketown Road and Mummas Lane, on the left when traveling west on Smoketown Road. Touch for map. 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. Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery A (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Jackson's Command
Intersection of Smoketown Road and Mumma Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
2. Intersection of Smoketown Road and Mumma Lane
The park Visitors Center is in the distant center above the monument and to the right of it is the New York State monument.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A House Was Burning (about 500 feet away); Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Hexamar's New Jersey Battery
 
Also see . . .
1. Hexamar's (New Jersey) Battery Monuments. National Park Service page detailing the two monuments for Hexamer's New Jersey Battery. The battery is also mentioned on the three monuments for the 1st New Jersey Brigade. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery A, New Jersey Light Artillery. Captain William J. Hexamer commanded this battery of 10-pdr Parrott Rifles. Hexamer was a refugee from Germany, who lead a state militia battery known as Hudson Artillery. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Hexamar's (New Jersey) Battery Monuments. HMDB entries for the two monuments. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. Hexamer's (New Jersey) Battery Monument
Location of the Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
4. Location of the Battery
The battery occupied ground south of the monument along Mummas Lane, facing to the west (right) toward Confederate artillery positioned to the west of the Hagerstown Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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