Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Brigade, Ewell's Division
Early's Brigade, Ewell's Division.
Brig. Gen. Jubal A. Early, Commanding.
13th 25th 31st 44th 49th 52d & 58th Virginia Infantry.
September 16-17, 1862. No.1.
On the night of the 16th, Early's Brigade bivouacked in the farm lane on the left of Jackson's Division and in the Dunkard Church woods, between this point and the church. At dawn of the 17th, the Brigade moved nearly a mile northwest to support Stuart's Cavalry Division and some batteries of Artillery. The Brigade was on this duty about an hour when, leaving the 13th Virginia Infantry with Stuart, it returned and formed line on the plateau east of this, perpendicular to the Hagerstown Pike, and, advancing in a northerly direction, as a support to Jackson's right, participated in a sanguinary engagement with the right of the First Army Corps, which was obliged to retire, then moved to the south, along the west edge of the West Woods, and engaged the enemy near the Dunkard Church.
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 378.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker
Location. 39° 28.646′ N, 77° 45.095′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); John Lemuel Stetson (a few steps from this marker); Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away); Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away); 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (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 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Early's Brigade, Ewell's Division (Submitted on April 18, 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 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.