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

Second Regiment

U.S. Sharpshooters

 
 
Second Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Second Regiment Monument
Inscription.  
Sept. 17, 1862
Company E,
Capt. Homer R. Stoughton
—————
Company H.
Lieut. Albert Buxton
Vermont

 
Erected 1900 by State of Vermont.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 28.852′ N, 77° 44.877′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cornfield Avenue and Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling west on Cornfield Avenue. Located near stop three of the driving tour of the Antietam Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Jersey State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Most Terrible Clash of Arms (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); "Every Stalk of Corn" (within shouting distance of this marker); A Cornfield Unlike Any Other
2nd Vermont Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 2nd Vermont Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters Monument
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New Jersey Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The two U.S. Sharpshooter Monuments are attributed to Vermont.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2nd US Sharpshooters. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd US Sharpshooters. The regiment was one of the special sharpshooter units organized during the war. It was armed with the breechloading Sharps rifle. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Col. Homer R. Stoughton. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Second Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Second Regiment Monument
2nd Vermont Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 2nd Vermont Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters Monument
Colonel Homer R. Stoughton (1836-1902) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
5. Colonel Homer R. Stoughton (1836-1902)
Originally Captain of Company E, Vermont, he rose in rank to command the 2nd Regiment.
Captain Albert Buxton (1827-1864) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
6. Captain Albert Buxton (1827-1864)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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Dec. 9, 2022