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

Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery

 
 
Robertson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
1. Robertson's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
U.S.A.
Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. Artillery.

Captain Jas. M. Robertson, U.S.A., Commanding
(September 17, 1862.)

Horse Batteries B and L (Consolidated), 2nd U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge, in the forenoon of September 17, and went into position on a knoll 80 yards south of this point and engaged the enemy. It was soon disabled by the fire of the Confederate Artillery from Cemetery Hill and withdrawn, its position being taken by Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery. One section of the Battery, under command of Lieut. Albert O. Vincent, moved to the northwest about 860 yards and engaged a Confederate battery posted in the northern part of Piper's orchard. The battery was withdrawn before dark and returned to its bivouac near Keedysville.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 94.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.802′ N, 77° 43.903′ 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
Federal Artillery Tablet Cluster on Boonsboro Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Federal Artillery Tablet Cluster on Boonsboro Pike
Closest to the camera to furthest: Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (Number 30), Battery K, 5th U.S. (Number 97), Battery M, 2d U.S. (Number 93), Batteries B and L, 2d U.S. (Number 94), Batteries C and G, 3d U.S. (Number 95), Battery E, 1st U.S. (Number 96), and Battery A, 2d U.S. (Number 92).
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 C and G, 3d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, 2d U.S. 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 . . .  Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Robertson's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. Robertson's Battery Position
Initially posted here on a knoll just southeast of the modern picnic area, the battery was under heavy fire from Confederate guns on Cemetery Hill. They were replaced on this position by Battery E, 1st U.S. (Randol's).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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