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

Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command

 
 
Ewell's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. Ewell's Division Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command.

Brigadier General A.R. Lawton,
Commanding.
(September 15-16, 1862.)

Ewell's Division left Harper's Ferry on the night of September 15th, crossed the Potomac at Blackford's Ford and reached Sharpsburg on the morning of the 16th, and, late in the day moved to position in support of Jackson's Division in the West Woods, Early's Brigade on the left with Hay's Brigade in support and Lawton's and Trimble's Brigades in the woods west and north west of the Dunkard Church. About 10 p.m., Lawton's and Trimble's Brigades advanced and relieved Hood's Division near the south edge of Miller's Cornfield and in Mumma's field south of the Smoketown Road.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 326.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.696′ N, 77° 45.101′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at stop 4 of the West Woods walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Ewell's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Ewell's Division Tablet
The tablet stands next to the modern Hagerstown Pike bypass.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); John Lemuel Stetson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Ewell's Division Tablets and Monuments
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Ewell's Division. With General Richard Ewell wounded at 2nd Manassas, Brig. Gen. Lawton assumed command of the division. During the battle, when Lawton was wounded, General Jubal Early assumed command of this division. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Poffenberger Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. The Poffenberger Farm
Looking across the Hagerstown Pike bypass from the tablet at the location of the Alfred Poffenberger farm (not to be confused with the Joseph Poffenberger Farm near the North Woods). Early's Brigade occupied positions around the farm prior to the battle. Hays' Brigade, in reserve was positioned to the south.
Trimble's and Lawton's (Douglas's) Brigades image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
4. Trimble's and Lawton's (Douglas's) Brigades
The day before the battle of Antietam, the other two brigades of Ewell's Divison, Trimble's and Lawton's (under command of Col. Marcellus Douglas at the time), were moved forward to positions between the Mumma Farm and D.R. Miller's cornfield. Trimble's Brigade held an extended line in this vicinity, near the Mumma Cemetery. This view is looking to the west from the cemetery (wall in the foreground). The Visitors Center is on the distant left, with the Mummas Lane passing through the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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