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Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division

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

Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton, Commanding.
Organization.
1st North Carolina Cavalry,
2nd Carolina Cavalry,
Cobb's Legion, Georgia Cavalry
Jeff. Davis Legion.
September 17-18, 1862.

Hampton's Brigade reached the field on Sept. 17 and took position on the left of Jackson's Command. Occupying with Lee's Brigade, a line extending from the left of the Confederate infantry to the Potomac River.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 318.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.971′ N, 77° 45.132′ W. 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. Stuart's Cavalry Division (here, next to this marker); Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division (here, next to this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance
Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker
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); Twelfth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery (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. Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division. (Submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Wade Hampton III. Wade Hampton III (March 28, 1818 – April 11, 1902) was a Confederate cavalry leader during the American Civil War and afterward a Democratic Party politician from South Carolina. (Submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Confederate Tablets on the New Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
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).
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker (Center) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Hampton's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division Marker (Center)
Lieut. General Wade Hampton III (1818-1902) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Lieut. General Wade Hampton III (1818-1902)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 39 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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