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

The Soldiers Monument

— “Old Simon” —

 
 
The Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 11, 2020
1. The Soldiers Monument
Inscription.  
Not for themselves
but
for their country

September 17, 1862

 
Erected 1880.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 27.55′ N, 77° 44.467′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonsboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Located in the Antietam National Cemetery, Stop Eleven on the driving tour of the 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 20th New York Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Company F, 1st United States Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Union Soldiers of the Irish Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Antietam National Cemetery
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(about 400 feet away); Not For Themselves, But For Their Country (about 400 feet away); Squires’ Battery, 1st Company Washington Artillery of New Orleans (about 400 feet away); Washington Artillery, Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away). 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. Virtual tour of the National Cemetery by markers.
 
Also see . . .  The Soldiers Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Close Up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
2. Close Up of Inscription
Closeup of Old Simon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2005
3. Closeup of Old Simon
Not All Resting in the Cemetery are Civil War Veterans image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
4. Not All Resting in the Cemetery are Civil War Veterans
Recently FN Patrick Howard Roy was laid to rest in the National Cemetery at Antietam. Roy was killed in the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole on October 12, 2000.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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