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

90th Pennslyvania

 
 
90th Pennslyvania Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 90th Pennslyvania Monument
Inscription.
Here fought
the
90th Penna. (Phila.)
Sept. 17, 1862
A
hot place

 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 39° 28.86′ N, 77° 44.677′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located between stops three and four 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. 27th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 137th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. The monument is a sculpture of a bucket suspended below a tripod of
90th Pennslyvania Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. 90th Pennslyvania Monument
muskets.
 
Also see . . .
1. 90th Pennslyvania Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. This particular monument is one of the more recently erected. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 90th Pennslyvania Infantry Regiment. Members of the regiment included Lt. Hillary Beyer and Private William H. Paul, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for service at Antietam. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Regimental History. The regiment also played a prominent role in the first day's fighting at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Previous monument at this location
Looking at an old copy of Blue & Gray magazine, apparently a similar monument to the 90th Pennsylvania stood here in the early part of the 20th century. The original monument was of the same construction - three stacked muskets with a bucket suspended below. An old black and white photo shows the font for the text was a bit different but with similar wording. A round plaque on a tree behind the marker also used the same text. Parts of the monument were stored by the park. It would be interesting to find out the full story of this monument.
    — Submitted February 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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