Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command

 
 
Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command.

Brigadier General J.R. Jones, Commanding.
Organization.
Winder's Brigade, Col. A.J. Grigsby, 27th Virginia Commanding.
Jone's Brigade, Capt. John E. Penn, 42nd Virginia Commanding.
Taliaferro's Brigade, Col. J.W. Jackson, 47th Alabama, Commanding.
Starke's Brigade, Brig. Gen. W.E. Starke, Commanding.
(September 16, 1862.)

Late in the afternoon of the 16th, Jackson's Division formed in two lines west of the Hagerstown Pike, the right resting on the Pike and connecting with the left of Hood's Division. The first line, the brigades of Winder and Jones, under command of Col. A.J. Grigsby, 27th Virginia, was on open ground 200 yards south of this, facing north; the second line, the brigades of Taliaferro and Starke under command of Brig. Gen. W.E. Starke, was in the edge of the woods 180 yards in rear of the first line, its left extending through the West Woods to a farm lane. Two companies of skirmishers were thrown forward to this point, connecting on the right with those of Hood's Division, and Poague's Rockbridge (Va.) Battery took position on a knoll about midway between the skirmishers and the first line. The skirmishers were warmly engaged until dark, and Poague exchanged shots with the Federal artillery in position on Miller's farm south
Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command Marker
and southeast of the North Woods, east of the Pike.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 381.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.841′ N, 77° 44.949′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Starke Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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 Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Aftermath Along the Hagerstown Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); New Jersey State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (about 300 feet away); Twelfth Army Corps (about 300 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
Confederate Tablets on Starke Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Confederate Tablets on Starke Avenue
These tablets detail the actions of Jackson's Division. Number 381 (furthest from the camera) discusses the unit's operations on the day before the battle. The two closest to the camera are collectively number 382, detailing the division's operations during the Battle of Antietam.
marker. Jackson's Division at Antietam.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Jackson's Division. Jackson's Division was reduced severely in the late summer campaigns of 1862, having fought at Cedar Mountain, 2nd Manassas, and Harpers Ferry prior to the battle of Antietam. (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. John R. Jones. John Robert Jones (1827 – 1901) was a Virginia businessman and soldier who was a controversial brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Andrew J. Grigsby. Andrew Jackson Grigsby (November 2, 1819 – December 23, 1895) was a Confederate States Army officer in the famed Stonewall Brigade during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Col. John Edmund Penn - Find-a-grave. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
6. William E. Starke. William Edwin Starke (1814 – September 17, 1862) was a wealthy Gulf Coast businessman and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was killed
Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command Marker
in action at the Battle of Antietam while commanding the famed "Stonewall Division," a unit first made famous under Stonewall Jackson. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brig. General John R. Jones (1827-1901) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Brig. General John R. Jones (1827-1901)
At the Battle of Antietam, he was stunned by a shell burst. Though not actually wounded, he was forced to relinquish command.
Col. John Edmund Penn (1837-1895) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 25, 2012
6. Col. John Edmund Penn (1837-1895)
Captain, Brigade Commander, 42nd Infantry, Jones' Brigade. He lost a leg at the Battle of Sharpsburg.
Brig. General William E. Starke (1814-1862) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
7. Brig. General William E. Starke (1814-1862)
A strong Union attack on the morning of September 17 drove back the Confederate lines. Starke was shot three times and died within an hour.
Starke's and Taliafero's Brigade Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
8. Starke's and Taliafero's Brigade Line
From the marker location looking south, with the Old Hagerstown Pike running from the left, in front of the modern farm house, to the distant right. The two brigades, forming the northern line of Jackson's Division formed along the fence line facing east (away from the camera).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement