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

Kemper's (Va) Brigade

 
 
Kemper's Brigade Position Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. Kemper's Brigade Position Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.

From noon, September 15, 1862, until driven from position late in the afternoon of the 17th, the right of the infantry line of the Army of Northern Virginia, held by Kemper's Virginia Brigade, was 265 yards due east of this point. Toombs' Brigade was in advance to dispute the passage of the stone (Burnside) Bridge.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number K.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.081′ N, 77° 44.804′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Harpers Ferry Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the start of a foot path to the Hawkins Zouaves Memorial. 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. Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) (approx. 0.2 miles
Kemper's (Va) Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
2. Kemper's (Va) Brigade Marker
away); Brigadier General Isaac P. Rodman (approx. 0.2 miles away); 9th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Kemper's (Va) Brigade. Title of tablet based on references including Trailhead Graphics, Inc. map of the battlefield.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow Kemper's Brigade by tablets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Kemper's Brigade, Jones' Division. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Footpath to Hawkins Zouaves Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Footpath to Hawkins Zouaves Monument
Beside the entrance to the foot path are tablets for Toombs' Brigade (Number 345), on the left and Archer's Brigade (Number 352) on the right. Tablet K for Kemper's Brigade stands just past the start of the trail.
Kemper's Right image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
4. Kemper's Right
The right flank of Kemper's Brigade rested here on the day before the battle and during the early morning phases. In the afternoon of the 17th, elements of Rodman's Division forced Kemper's Brigade from this line and back to Harpers Ferry Road. The Brigade would rebound and occupy this position again as part of the counterattack of A.P. Hill's Division. The photograph was taken from the walking trail to Hawkins Zouave Monument, which can be seen in the background. The ground beyond the fence here is private property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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