Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. 39° 26.452′ N, 77° 44.042′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located along a walking trail to Snavely's Ford, which starts at the parking area for stop 9, Burnside Bridge, of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. 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. 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. half a mile away); We Poured Volley After Volley, Doubtless With Terrible Execution (approx. half a mile away); Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry William McKinley (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Burnside Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson's Command (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1st Battery Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . . Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Snavely's Ford
I would like to note that Snavely's Ford itself is a private tract of land, as it was during the battle, and is NOT open to the public. The picture shown in your website shows that privately owned land. The signpost marking Snavely's Ford is, however, on national parkland and is reachable via the trail as noted.
— Submitted March 13, 2009.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,698 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.