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

Massachusetts State Monument

 
 
Massachusetts State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Massachusetts State Monument
The center inscription is difficult to read without close inspection. The text flanks the state seal in the middle of the monument.
Inscription.
(Center Panel):
Erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
to mark the position held by her troops
at the Battle of Antietam
September XVII MDCCLXII

(Left Plaque):
Second Infantry
Seventh Infantry
Ninth Infantry
Tenth Infantry
Twelfth Infantry
Thirteenth Infantry
Fifteenth Infantry
Eighteenth Infantry
Nineteenth Infantry
Twentieth Infantry
Twenty-First Infantry

(Right Plaque):
Twenty-Second Infantry
Twenty-Eighth Infantry
Twenty-Ninth Infantry
Thirty-Second Infantry
Thirty-Fifth Infantry
First Cavalry
First Battery
Third Battery
Eighth Battery
First Co. Sharpshooters
Second Co. Sharpshooters.
 
Erected
State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. State Seal
Located on the front face, center of monument.
1920 by Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 28.835′ N, 77° 44.889′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike and Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); New Jersey State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this
Left Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Left Plaque
marker); Aftermath Along the Hagerstown Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnny Cook (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Most Terrible Clash of Arms (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list
Massachusetts State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Massachusetts State Monument Marker
of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Massachusetts Units at Antietam
 
Also see . . .  Massachusetts State Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Rear of Monument
A map showing the location of Massachusetts Troops in the battle.
Massachusetts State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. Massachusetts State Monument
Detail of the Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. Detail of the Map
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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