Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery
Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery.
Lieut. Alanson M. Randol, U.S.A., Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)
Early in the afternoon of the 17th, Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge and relieved Robertson's Battery (B and L, 2nd U.S. Artillery) which was in position on a knoll about 80 yards south of this point. It opened a fire of spherical case on the flank of one of the Confederate Batteries on Cemetery Hill compelling it, apparently, to retire beyond the range of its guns. As the position was an unfavorable one for the use of artillery and subjected to an annoying fire of the Confederate skirmishers the battery was withdrawn and recrossed the Antietam.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 96.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.803′ N, 77° 43.9′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in a cluster of Federal artillery tablets. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery A, 2d U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (a few steps from this marker); V Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twelfth United States Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Batteries E and G, 1st U.S. Artilery, V Corps Artillery. Randol's Battery was actually Batteries E and G of the regiment consolidated. The battery was armed with four 12-pounder Napoleon Smoothbore guns. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.