Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
2nd Brig. 2nd Div.
21st Regt. Mass. Vol.
were killed near
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
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 when traveling east. Located to the east of stop 9 (Burnside Bridge) of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, along the walking trail east of the bridge. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); "Why Burnside's Bridge?" (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); "Will You Give Us Our Whiskey?" (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Witness to History (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . . 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.