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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division

 
 
Lee's Cavalry Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Lee's Cavalry Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division,

Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, Commanding.
Organization.
1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 9th Virginia Cavalry.
(September 15-19, 1862.)

The 3rd, 4th and 9th Virginia Cavalry of Lee's Brigade reached the field late in the after noon of the 15th and took position on the extreme left of the Confederate Army. The 5th Cavalry, detached from the Brigade September 11, formed on the extreme right of the Army on the evening of the 15th, and, on the morning of the 16th, rejoined the Brigade on the left. On the night of the 16th the Brigade was massed near the river in support of the Horse Artillery. The 1st Cavalry, detached on the 10th, rejoined on the morning of the 17th and the Brigade took position on the left of Jackson's Command, which it assisted in resisting the Union advance. On September 18th and 19th the Brigade covered the withdrawal of the Army of Northern Virginia to the south bank of the Potomac.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 319.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.972′ N, 77° 45.132′ W. Marker
Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker
is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right when traveling south. 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. Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division ( here, next to this marker); Stuart's Cavalry Division ( here, next to this marker); First Army Corps ( within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Army Corps ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery C, 5th U.S. Artillery ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Twelfth Army Corps ( approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps ( approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division. Lee's Brigade of five Virginia regiments performed scouting and covering duties in the lead up to the battle. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Confederate Tablets on the New Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Confederate Tablets on the New Hagerstown Pike
Three tablets stand next to the exit sign for the visitors center. From left to right these are numbers 317 (Stuart's Division), 318 (Hampton's Brigade), and 319 (Lee's Brigade).
 

3. Fitzhugh Lee. Fitzhugh Lee (November 19, 1835 – April 28, 1905) was a Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War, the 40th Governor of Virginia, diplomat, and United States Army general in the Spanish–American War. He was the son of Sydney Smith Lee, a captain in the Confederate States Navy, and the nephew of General Robert E. Lee. (Submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker (Right)
Major General Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Major General Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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