Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command
Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command.
Brigadier General J.R. Jones, Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)
Early in the morning of the 17,th while in the position taken the evening before, Jackson's Division was subjected to a heavy fire of artillery from light batteries in its front, which was replied to by the batteries of the division, Poague's, Carpenter's, Brockenbrough's, Raine's, Caskie's and Wooding's. Heavy guns beyond the Antietam enfiladed the division line and took it in reverse. Upon the advance of the Federal line, at 6 a.m., east of and on the Pike the Confederate skirmishers were thrown behind the rocky ledge 78 yards west of this and fired into the flank of Doubleday's Division as it neared this point. By the deployment of Gibbon's and Patrick's Brigades west of the pike the skirmishers were driven in; Doubleday advanced to and south of this point, met Grigsby's first line, - the brigades of Winder and Jones, - and after an obstinate contest of over half an hour, Grigsby was compelled to fall back to the second line in the edge of the woods, 380 yards south. In the early part of the day Brigadier General Jones was wounded and turned command of the division to Brigadier General W.E. Starke.
(Second, continuation, tablet):
At the end of a half
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 382.)
Marker series. This marker is included Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 28.84′ N, 77° 44.956′ 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Jersey State Monument (about 300 feet away); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 300 feet away); 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.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Jackson's Division. General John R. Jones fell into disgrace after the Battle of Antietam. Officially reported as "stunned" by an artillery (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 8. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.