Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“These Men Are Going to Stay Here”
"These men are going to stay here, General, till the sun goes down or victory is won!"
Years later he wrote:
"Alas! Many of the brave fellows are there now."
"In this road there lay so many dead rebels that they formed a line which one might have walked upon as far as I could see. They lay just as they had been killed apparently, amid the blood which was soaking the earth."
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 28.259′ N, 77° 44.364′ W. Marker was near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker was on Richardson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Sunken Road overlook stop. Marker was in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A Simple Farm Lane Changed Forever (here, next to this marker); Heaps Upon Heaps Were There in Death's Embrace (here, next to this marker); The 14th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Ohio Regiment 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away); Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away); Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this marker. On the right side of the marker is a depiction of the Confederate defense of the Sunken Road, "Soldiers of the Union Second Corps appeared at the top of the ridge. Men from Delaware, Maryland, and New York looked down at men from Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina."
On the left is an Alexander Gardner photograph of the road, taken on September 19, 1862.
Regarding "These Men Are Going to Stay Here". 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.
This marker was replaced by one named A Simple Farm Lane Changed Forever (See nearby markers).
Also see . . .
1. Antietam Battlefield. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on March 20, 2008.