Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee’s Artillery Battalion
Col. Stephen D. Lee
Lee’s Battalion of nineteen cannons were positioned on this high ground and for over three hours fired toward the soldiers and artillery of the Union First and Twelfth Corps. Lee’s gunners were under constant fire from the north, and on their flank from the long range Union guns on the east side of Antietam Creek. The Battalion had approximately 300 men. 86 were killed and wounded and 60 horses were disabled.
Dawn to 8:45 a.m.
Location. 39° 28.491′ N, 77° 44.732′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, near the Dunker Church. 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. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle (here, next to this marker); Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle (here, next to this marker); Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); A Converging Storm of Iron (here, next to this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder New York State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this marker. A portrait of Col. S.D. Lee appears at the bottom of the marker.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Stephen D. Lee. Stephen Dill Lee (September 22, 1833 – May 28, 1908) was an American soldier, and the youngest Confederate lieutenant general of the American Civil War (but no relation to Robert E. Lee). (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.