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

1st Maryland Artillery (CSA)

 
 
1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) Battery Monument
Inscription.
Maryland
1st Md. Artillery.
Ewell's Division.
C.S.A.
The battery under the
command of Capt.
Wm. F. Dement,
occupied a position in
the field in the rear
of this marker.
The monument to the
Maryland troops is
near the Dunkard
Church.

 
Erected 1961 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 26.926′ N, 77° 44.787′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Harpers Ferry Road, on the right 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson's Command (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 500 feet away); Hill's Light Division, Jackson's Command (about 500 feet away); Munford's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division (about 500 feet away); Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery (about 600 feet away); Kemper's (Va) Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1st Maryland Artillery, Ewell's Division (CSA) Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 1st Maryland Artillery, Ewell's Division (CSA) Monument

1. 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) Battery Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. The page lists the location as "Cornfield Avenue" which is in error. (Submitted on April 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Capt. William Fendley Dement. (Submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Battery Location
While the monument lists the battery location as near the monument, several other sources indicate the battery was absent from the battle. The Antietam Battlefield Board map set breaks down the positions of the armies in an hour by hour arrangement. But Dement's Battery is not indicated at this position for any time of the day. In Artillery Hell: The Employment of Artillery at Antietam by Curt Johnson and Richard C. Anderson, Jr., the battery is listed as one not engaged and most likely remaining at Harpers Ferry (page. 104).
    — Submitted April 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st Maryland Artillery, Ewell's Division (CSA) Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 1st Maryland Artillery, Ewell's Division (CSA) Monument
1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. 1st Maryland Artillery (CSA) Battery Monument
1st Maryland Artillery, Ewell's Division (CSA) Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 1st Maryland Artillery, Ewell's Division (CSA) Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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