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

Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

 
 
Front Side of 14th Conn. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Front Side of 14th Conn. Monument
Inscription.
(East Side):
2nd Brig. 3rd Div. 2nd A.C.
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Advanced to this point in a charge
about 9:30 A.M., September 17th, 1862
then fell back eighty-eight yards
to a cornfield fence
and held position heavily engaged
nearly two hours; then was sent to
the support of the first brigade
of its division at the Roulette
Lane two hours; then was sent to
the extreme left of the first
division of this corps to the support
of Brooke's Brigade and at 5 p.m.
was placed in support between
the Brigades of Caldwell and
Meagher of that Division
overlooking "Bloody Lane" holding
position there until 10 a.m.
of the 18th when relieved.

(North Side):
This monument stands
on the line of companies
B.
14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument
and G. near the left of
the regiment.
In this battle the regiment
lost 38 killed and mortally
wounded, 88 wounded and
21 reported missing

(South Side):
Regiment mustered
August 23, 1862 with 1015 men.
Recruits 697 men, Total 1712.

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Battle record from
Antietam to Appomattox
Engagements 34
Killed and Mortally
wounded 202
Died of disease 166
Wounded 549
Discharged for
disability 319
(West Side):
Erected
by the
State of Connecticut
1894

 
Erected 1894 by State of Connecticut.
 
Location. 39° 28.328′ N, 77° 44.441′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Left Side of Monument
of Bloody Lane, on the right when traveling south on Bloody Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 5th Md. Vet. Vol. Infy. (within shouting distance of this marker); 130th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); French's Division, Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maryland Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
4. Right Side of Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away); 1st Delaware Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Sixth Army Corps (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. This marker is included on the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Also see . . .
1. 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Rear Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
5. Rear Side of Monument
 

2. 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. The 14th was a green regiment when thrown into battle at Antietam, with less than a month's service time. Commanded by Lt. Col. Sanford Perkins through the battle. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Sunken Road or Bloody Lane Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the Sunken Road. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
14th Connecticut Volunteer<br>Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 14th Connecticut Volunteer
Infantry Monument
14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument
Limit of Federal Advance on the North Side of the Sunken Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
8. Limit of Federal Advance on the North Side of the Sunken Lane
Looking from the 5th Maryland, Co. A & I monument toward the 14th Connecticut Monument (obelisk in the center). Just to the right of the 14th's monument, in the distance on the Mummas Lane stands the Vermont Brigade Monument. These monuments indicate the furthest advance of their respective units. Behind the line, to the right just below the Visitors Center, a line of artillery pieces marks the point where guns from the 1st Rhode Island, Battery A supported the Federal attacks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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