Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Crossed this bridge with Ferrero's
Brigade, Ninth Army Corps
at noon, Sept. 17, 1862, and
moved to the right up the hill
where, at the lane, two hundred
and fourteen of their officers
and men were killed or wounded.
Gloria est Pro Patria Mori
Erected by Lieut. Col. Albert A. Pope, as a
memorial of his dead comrades.
Erected 1898 by State of Massachusetts.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1990.
Location. 39° 27.047′ N, 77° 43.895′ 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. 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); "Why Burnside's Bridge?" Bridge of Destiny (here, next to this marker); We Showered the Lead Across that Creek (here, next to this marker); "Will You Give Us Our Whiskey?" (here, next to this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 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 . . .
1. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Albert Augustus Pope. Albert Augustus Pope (May 20, 1843 – August 10, 1909) was a Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the Union Army. He was an importer, promoter, and manufacturer of bicycles, and a manufacturer of automobiles. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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 1,158 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.