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

21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

 
 
21st Massachusetts Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. 21st Massachusetts Infantry Monument
Inscription.
(Front Face):
21st Mass. Vol. Inf'y
2nd Brig. 2nd Div.
9th A.C.
Erected by
21st Regt. Mass. Vol.
Association

(Rear Face):
The following Comrades
were killed near
this bridge:

2nd Lieut. Henry C. Holbrook Co. "D"
Priv. Wm. B. Boynton Co. "D"
Priv. Amos S. Eastman Co. "E"
Corp. Henry K. Buss Co. "E"
Priv. Geo. T. Bigelow Co. "G"
Corp. Jas. S. Stratton Co. "G"
Priv. Daniel Daley Co. "I"
Priv. Chas. Leonard Co. "E"
1st Sergt. Geo. W. Davis Co. "E"
Priv. Chas. S. Brigham
and 35 other wounded

 
Erected 1898 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 27.049′ N, 77° 43.896′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road, on the left
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
2. Back Inscription
when traveling east. Click for map. Located to the east of stop 9 (Burnside Bridge) of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, along the walking trail east of the bridge. 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. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); Bridge of Destiny (here, next to this marker); We Showered the Lead Across that Creek (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Witness to History (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument

1. 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 21st Massachusetts Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps. The regiment was commanded by Col. William S. Clark at the battle. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument
Marker and Monuments on the East End of Burnside Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Marker and Monuments on the East End of Burnside Bridge
The "Why Burnside Bridge?" interpretive marker stands in front of the monuments for the 21st and 35th Massachusetts Infantry.
21st Massachusetts Position Near the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
6. 21st Massachusetts Position Near the Bridge
The 21st Massachusetts advanced to a position at the base of the Burnside Bridge during the pile up of units attempting to force the crossing. From along the fence line, the regiment supported the later crossing by the "Two 51sts." According to the Battlefield Board maps, the 21st was generally positioned from the base of the bridge to the southwest, facing Antietam Creek and the Confederates on the opposite side.
21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
7. 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker
Markers location from atop Burnside Bridge (yellow arrow).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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