Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901
Twice Governor of Ohio 1892-3 and 1894-5
Twice President of United States 1897-1900 and 1901.
Sergeant McKinley Co. E. 23rd Ohio Vol. Infantry, while in charge of the Commissary Department, on the afternoon of the day of the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, personally and without orders served "hot coffee" and "warm food" to every man in the Regiment, on this spot and in doing so had to pass under fire.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list.
Location. 39° 26.952′ N, 77° 43.978′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Burnside Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. Located just 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. The Burnside Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); A Crucial Crossing, a General’s Namesake, a Battlefield Icon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Point Blank Range" (about 300 feet away); Repulsed Again and Again (about 300 feet away); C.S.A. (about 500 feet away); As the Georgians Saw It (about 600 feet away); Witness to History (about 700 feet away); "Will You Give Us Our Whiskey?" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. William McKinley Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument, with additional background information about McKinley's service at Antietam. (Submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 23rd Ohio Infantry. Two presidents served in the 23rd Ohio during the Antietam Campaign. Future President Rutherford B. Hayes, commanding the regiment, was wounded at South Mountain days before the Battle of Antietam. McKinley was commissary sergeant, and later promoted to captain in the regiment. (Submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 8. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on September 29, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.