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

Georgia Confederate Soldiers

 
 
Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument
Inscription.
We sleep here in obedience to law;
When duty called, we came.
when country called, we died.

 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 39° 28.853′ N, 77° 44.753′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located between stops three and four of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. 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. Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 104th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away); Texas (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Georgia's Contribution to the Battle
The state of Georgia provided 39 infantry regiments, 2 infantry battalions, seven artillery batteries, and one cavalry battalion to the Antietam Campaign.
    — Submitted February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument
Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. Georgia Confederate Soldiers Monument
Cornfield Avenue Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Cornfield Avenue Looking East
The Wofford's Brigade tablet stands next to the Georgia State Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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