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

Wise (Virginia) Artillery

 
 
Wise Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Wise Artillery Tablet
This is a new, replacement tablet and lacks the date section found on most other tablets on the battlefield. As late as 1998 this tablet was reported as missing.
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Wise (Virginia) Artillery.

Capt. J.S. Brown, Commanding.

The Wise Artillery was the only one of the four batteries attached to D.R. Jones' Division which was present on the field.

During the greater part of the engagement it occupied the high ground about 340 yards nearly due west of this point.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 377.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.128′ N, 77° 44.383′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, 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. Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 300 feet away); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Wise (Virginia) Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Wise (Virginia) Artillery Marker
(about 400 feet away); 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); Durellís Independent Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (about 400 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 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Wise (Virginia) Artillery. The battery served four guns during the fighting. Shortly after the battle, the battery was disbanded. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Tablets along Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Confederate Tablets along Branch Avenue
Kemper's Brigade Tablet (Number 346, closest to camera) and Wise Artillery (Number 377) stand next to a sign pointing to Drayton's Brigade position.
Wise (Virginia) Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Wise (Virginia) Artillery Marker
Kemper's Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Kemper's Position
Looking west from near the tablet location. Kemper's Brigade, minus the 7th and 24th Regiments posted further south, occupied the high ground across the field. The Wise Artillery fell back to a position in front of the modern house when the IX Corps advanced. A point of reference in this photo is the 9th New York Volunteers Monument spire on the center horizon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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