Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The battery, under
the command of Capt.
occupied a position
near this marker at
daybreak, and opened
the battle on the Confederate side.
The monument to the
Maryland troops is
near the Dunkard
Erected 1900 by State of Maryland.
Location. 39° 28.679′ N, 77° 45.009′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop five of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, near an artillery display. 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. Brockenbrough’s 2nd Baltimore, Maryland Battery (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Baltimore Battery (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); "Back Boys, For God's Sake Move Back;" The Onward Rush to Victory or Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Brigade Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philadelphia Brigade Park (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Baltimore Battery Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Baltimore Battery. Although a Virginian, Captain Brokenbrough commanded this Maryland battery. Brokenbough is also associated with the Rockbridge (VA) Artillery battery which he helped organize early in the war. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6, 7. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.