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Brigadier General Isaac P. Rodman

 
 
Rodman Mortuary Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. Rodman Mortuary Monument
Inscription.
Brigadier General
Isaac P. Rodman
U.S.A.
Mortally Wounded
about 365 yards south.

 
Location. 39° 27.16′ N, 77° 44.623′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Harpers Ferry Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the end of a trail to Hawkins Zouave Monument. 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. 9th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemper's (Va) Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a Model 1857 12pdr Light Field Gun, also known as a "Napoleon."
 
Also see . . .  Six General Killed at Antietam. A Quaker, Rodman would die on
Rodman Mortuary Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Rodman Mortuary Monument
The 8th Connecticut monument stands behind the Rodman Monument. Members of the 8th Connecticut carried Rodman to the rear.
September 30, 1862, from his wound. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rodman Monument on Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2005
3. Rodman Monument on Antietam Battlefield
Site of Rodman's Mortal Wounding image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
4. Site of Rodman's Mortal Wounding
Rodman was wounded about 280 yards south of the monument location, in the vicinity of this ravine, while directing his division up the slopes toward the Harpers Ferry Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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