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

124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

 
 
124th Pennsylvania Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 124th Pennsylvania 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.
 
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° 28.849′ N, 77° 44.915′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Starke
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Avenue and Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Starke Avenue. 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. First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); New Jersey State 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). Touch for a list and map 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. Col. Joseph W. Hawley. Antietam on the Web entry:
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.) 
State Seal on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. State Seal on Front of Monument
 
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Right Side Plaque
Lower Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Lower Right Inscription
Rear Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Rear Plaque
Lower Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Lower Rear Inscription
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. Left Side Plaque
Lower Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
8. Lower Left Inscription
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
12. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
War Department Tablet 6 and 124th Pennsylvania Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
13. War Department Tablet 6 and 124th Pennsylvania 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 is to the northeast corner of the intersection.
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
15. 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument
Looking North Along Dunker Church Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9, 10, 11. submitted on October 18, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   12. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   13. submitted on March 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   14, 15. submitted on October 18, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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