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    Brockenborough's Battery [Baltimore's 2nd Maryland light Artillery]

    2nd Maryland Artillery, CSA Baltimore Light Artillery
    Attached to the Richmond Howitzer Battalon, an elite battalion, the Howitzers served with distinction from 1st Manassas to Appomattox during the Civil War, and are still active as the 111th Field Artillery in the Virginia National Guard.






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    Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg: Capt. J. B. Brockenbrough

    Battlefield: West Woods & Dunker Church | Against: Gorman's Brigades and parts of Hookers Division
    Arms:

    2 Blakely's
    1 3 Inch
    1 12-pdr. howitzer was of iron rather than the usual bronze, and was unique at the battle.







    During Antietam

    Antietam: On the 15th Jackson placed the battery among the guns on Loudoun Heights, from where it participated in the reduction of Harper's Ferry. Immediately after the surrender of the garriosn, the battery force marched back across the Potomac and north to Sharpsburg. They arrived along the Antietam on the evening of the 16th and were aligned along several hills on Lee's left flank to protect both his flank and the fords to the army's rear.

    On the morning of the 17th the artillery on Lee's left engaged Federal batteries for nearly two hours. Federal infantry threatened the position near mid-morning but was met by Jackson's infantry. The infantry battle soon shifted further south toward the Dunkard Church and again the artillery found itself with little support. Federal infantry massed in front of the artillery and soon advance.

    Brockenborough, temporarily in command of his battery and five others, 24 guns in all, orders his men "Do not pull a lanyard until you get the command." He waited until the Federal line was nearly on top of his guns, then all 24 opened with double canister. Three times the Federals charged, and three times they were repulsed. W.W. Goldsborough writes "The ground was literally covered - nay; piled - with the slain and amimed of the enemy."
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    Thank you
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    Battery is now added to the company tool!
    Hope to see a lot of you join!
    Last edited by Roshanlestary; 04-07-2017 at 11:11 AM.
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    The 1st New York Wishes Yall The Best Show These Yanks Who Not To Mess With....


    before you ask our company had a poll to go either US or CSA and i was the only one who went CSA...AVENGE ME

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainbow_Flyer View Post
    The 1st New York Wishes Yall The Best Show These Yanks Who Not To Mess With....


    before you ask our company had a poll to go either US or CSA and i was the only one who went CSA...AVENGE ME
    I would say join me :-)
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    I would love to, but I got a 30 man company to run xD

    Deo vindice my confederate brotheren
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    Hahah okay my friend I wish you the best of luck on the field. I hope we can battle against each other one day.
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    Congrats and welcom home !
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