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

124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

 
 
124th Pennslyvania Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 124th Pennslyvania Monument
Plaque and inscription facings are in relation to the statue's orientation. From this perspective the front and right side plaque are in view.
Inscription.
Colonel Joseph W. Hawley
(Right Plaque):
Sept. 17, 1862
Antietam
Chancellorsville
May 1-2-3, 1863
(Lower Right Inscription):
Recruited in Chester and Delaware Counties August 1862 for Nine Months Service
(Rear Plaque):
Erected by State of Pennsylvania and Survivors Association 1904
(Lower Rear Inscription):
Casualties at Antietam
Killed 5
Wounded 42
Missing 17
Total 64
(Left Plaque):
1st Brigade
1st Division
12th Corps
(Lower Right Inscription):
It was near this spot that the Regiment within Six Weeks after leaving home took an active part in this great battle.

 
Erected 1904 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 28.849′ N, 77° 44.915′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Starke Avenue and Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Starke Avenue. 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. First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); New Jersey State Monument
State Seal on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. State Seal on Front of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Aftermath Along the Hagerstown Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The Regiment mustered into service just over a month before the battle. Col. Hawley was wounded in the Cornfield
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Right Side Plaque
and replaced by Major Isaac Haldeman. (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Col. Joseph W. Hawley. He was wounded in combat early on the morning of September 17th, and was succeeded by Major Haldeman in command. (Submitted on October 18, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lower Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Lower Right Inscription
Rear Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Rear Plaque
Lower Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Lower Rear Inscription
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. Left Side Plaque
Lower Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
8. Lower Left Inscription
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
9. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
10. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Statue of Col. Joseph W. Hawley image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
11. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Statue of Col. Joseph W. Hawley
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
12. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
War Department Tablet 6 and 124th Pennslyania Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
13. War Department Tablet 6 and 124th Pennslyania Monument
Located at the intersection of Starke Avenue and Dunker Church Road. In the background are the Indiana (left) and New Jersey (right) State Monuments. The cornfield to the northeast corner of the intersection.
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
14. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Looking North Along Dunker Church Road image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
15. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Looking North Along Dunker Church Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,035 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   12. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   13. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   14, 15. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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