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

The Soldier’s Monument

 

—a.k.a. “Old Simon” —

 
The Figure Atop the Soldiers Monument is often Called "Old Simon." image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. The Figure Atop the Soldiers Monument is often Called "Old Simon."
Inscription.
Not for themselves
but
for their country

September 17, 1862

 
Erected 1880.
 
Location. 39° 27.55′ N, 77° 44.467′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Antietam National Cemetery, stop eleven on the driving tour of the 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. 20th New York Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Company F, 1st United States Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Union Soldiers of the Irish Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans (about 400 feet away); Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers.
Close Up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
2. Close Up of Inscription
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Virtual tour of the National Cemetery by markers.
 
Also see . . .  The Soldier's Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Closeup of Old Simon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2005
3. Closeup of Old Simon
Not All Resting in the Cemetery are Civil War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
4. Not All Resting in the Cemetery are Civil War Veterans
Recently FN Patrick Howard Roy was laid to rest in the National Cemetery at Antietam. Roy was killed in the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole on October 12, 2000.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 3 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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