Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery
Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery.
Captain Horatio G. Gibson, U.S.A. Commanding.
(September 17, 1862.)
Horse Batteries C and G (Consolidated), 3d U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam in the forenoon of September 17, and went into position a short distance south of this point, on the left of Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery, and the right of Batteries B and L (Consolidated), 2d U.S. Artillery. After an engagement of nearly two hours it was relieved by Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery, and withdrawn east of the Antietam, taking up its second position on the ridge north of the Boonsboro Pike.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 95.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 27.803′ N, 77° 43.902′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery E, 1st 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth United States Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. Gibson's Battery of the Horse Artillery. Gibson's Battery brought six 3-inch Ordnance Rifled cannon to the battle. (Submitted on April 11, 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 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.