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

Longstreet's Command

Anderson's Brigade, D.R. Jones’ Division

 
 
Anderson's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Anderson's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Longstreet's Command.
Anderson's Brigade, D.R. Jones' Division.

Col. George T. Anderson, 11th Georgia Infantry, Commanding.
Organization.
1st Georgia Infantry (Regulars.)
7th Georgia Infantry,
8th Georgia Infantry,
9th Georgia Infantry,
11th Georgia Infantry.
September 15-16, 1862.

Anderson's Brigade, temporarily attached to Hood's Division, reached Sharpsburg about noon of the 15th, and went into position on the south of this road in support of the Washington Artillery.

It remained in this position and in a corresponding position on the opposite side of the road, which it occupied for about three hours, until the morning of the 17th when it was moved to the left to support Hood's Division.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 328.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.593′ N, 77° 44.556′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in a tablet cluster near the service entrance to the National
Tablets for D.R. Jones' Division image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
2. Tablets for D.R. Jones' Division
Three tablets in this cluster detail the operations of D.R. Jones' Confederates. On the left is a tablet for Anderson's Brigade (number 328). In the center is D.R. Jones' Division tablet for September 17 (number 321). On the right is another tablet for the division, covering operations for September 15-16 (number 322).
Cemetery, stop eleven of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. 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. D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Anderson's Brigade, D.R. Jones' Division. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Entrance to National Cemtetery, Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. Entrance to National Cemtetery, Antietam Battlefield
Anderson's Brigade, from mid-day on September 15 until the early morning of the 17th, occupied a position just west of the Lutheran Church, on the east edge of Sharpsburg. The ground today is part of the National Cemetery. The two tablets at the entrance are for the Washington Artillery, numbers 307 and 308.
Anderson's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
4. Anderson's Brigade Position
The brigade was positioned across what is now the cemetery, oriented to the east. From here the brigade supported the batteries of the Washington Artillery arrayed to defend the Boonsboro Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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