Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. 39° 28.515′ N, 77° 44.889′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Smoketown Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); Purnell Legion Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); 34th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Beacon of Peace (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Col. Higgins' official report aptly explains the regiments position, and illustrates some of the confusion: "...I again advanced a short distance in the woods, and halted again to examine the enemy's position. I found him in force in my front and on my right. On looking around I discovered myself without support either in my rear or right, and, being the only mounted officer present, I gave my horse to Lieutenant Higgins, and instructed him to ride back to the general, inform him of my situation, and ask him to send me support immediately, or I would be unable to hold my position, and that the enemy would certainly flank me and cut me off, my command being at this time in advance of the whole corps." (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.