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Evans’ Brigade, Longstreet's Command

 
 
Evans' Brigade Tablet for September 15-16 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Evans' Brigade Tablet for September 15-16
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command,

Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans, Commanding
Organization.
17th South Carolina Infantry,
18th South Carolina Infantry,
22nd South Carolina Infantry,
23rd South Carolina Infantry,
Holcombe S.C. Legion,
Macbeth S.C. Artillery.
September 14-16, 1862.

Evans' Brigade, with Hood's Division, formed the rear guard of the Army of Northern Virginia during its withdrawal from South Mountain. Reaching this point about noon of Sept. 15, it formed in support of the artillery of Longstreet's Command with orders to cover the Middle Bridge across the Antietam. It skirmished with the enemy during the afternoon of the 16th, but was not otherwise engaged.
 
Erected by Antietam Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 312.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.615′ N, 77° 44.532′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the opposite side of the highway from the National Cemetery, stop eleven of the driving
Evans' Brigade Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
2. Evans' Brigade Tablets
Two tablets for Evans' Brigade, number 312 on the left and 313 on the right, stand just outside Mountain View Cemetery.
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. A different marker also named Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 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. Evans' Independent Brigade, Longstreet's Command. By the time of the battle, Evans' command was reduced to less than 300 men. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Mountain View Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
3. Mountain View Cemetery
Evans' Brigade maintained a position behind the high ground here through much of the days preceding the battle. The ground was later turned into the Mountain View Cemetery after the war.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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