Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brockenbrough’s 2nd Baltimore, Maryland Battery
Capt. Bowyer Brockenbrough
At daybreak, Brockenbrough’s guns blasted counter-battery fire from here toward Matthews’ and Thompson’s Union guns north of the Cornfield. Brockenbrough then relocated to Hauser’s Ridge, higher ground to the west, and fired into Sedgwick’s Division as they emerged from the West Woods. Brockenbrough’s firepower and mobility directly impacted the Union First and Second Corps on the northern end of the field.
Dawn to 7:00 a.m.
Location. 39° 28.673′ N, 77° 45.01′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Dunker Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, at Stop 5 of the auto driving tour. 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 (here, next to this marker); Baltimore Battery (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 . . . The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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 297 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.