Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Deaths of Two Generals
“Hallo, Sam, I’m dead!”
—Antietam Campaign 1862 —
As evening fell and the Confederates fell back through the gap and off to the north, Union Gen. Jesse L. Reno rode by here and into the field across from Wise’s cabin to investigate what he believed was a delay in the push for Turner’s Gap. Just then, Gen. John Bell Hood’s Texans arrived on the field and fired the final Confederate volley, mortally wounding Reno. Carried on a stretcher to his friend Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis’s headquarters, Reno called to him, “Hallo, Sam, I’m dead!” A few minutes later he died, the first Union Corps commander killed during the war. His monument is the second oldest one erected for the Maryland Campaign.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 28.231′ N, 77° 37.043′ W. Marker is in Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Reno Monument Road near the Appalachian Trail, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (here, next to this marker); The Battle for Fox’s Gap (here, next to this marker); The Lost Orders (here, next to this marker); Near Here in Wise’s Field (a few steps from this marker); Stonewall Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boonsboro.
More about this marker. Portraits of Garland and Reno are displayed on the lower left and right respectively. A photograph of the Monument to Gen. Reno, South Mountain Battlefield is in the upper right. In the upper left is a general map of the area with stars indicating nearby Civil War Trails sites.
Also see . . .
1. General Samuel Garland – Brave and Accomplished (Submitted on July 23, 2006.)
2. General Jesse Reno – Remember Reno. (Submitted on July 23, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,275 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.