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

Battery B, 4th United States Artillery

Capt. Joseph B. Campbell

 
 
Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery B rumbled down the Hagerstown Turnpike with the initial advance of the First Corps. The Battery fought against Stonewall Jackson’s Confederates who at one point moved to within yards of the guns. The fighting became so desperate that Union General John Gibbon helped fire the cannons. Two Medals of Honor were awarded to soldiers in this battery, which lost 34 men killed and wounded. Capt. Campbell was wounded, and 27 horses were killed.

Dawn to 7:30 a.m.

 
Location. 39° 28.911′ N, 77° 44.934′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road north of Cornfiled Avenue, on the left when traveling north. 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. Twelfth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps
Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker
This battery was pointed south, in the direction of Dunker Church.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First Army Corps (about 300 feet away); Indiana State Monument (about 300 feet away); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. A portrait of Capt. Joseph Campbell 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. Joseph B. Campbell. Joseph Boyd Campbell (1833 or 1836 – 28 August 1891) was an officer in the United States Army who served as the seventh commander of the Department of Alaska, from August 17, 1874 to June 14, 1876. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Capt. Joseph Richardson Campbell - Find-a-grave. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Marker on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Marker on the Antietam Battlefield

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker
Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
5. Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker
Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker
Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. Battery B, 4th United States Artillery Marker
 
 
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 411 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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