Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“Every Stalk of Corn”
The battle moved on. Union General Hooker described what was left:
"Every stalk of corn in the northern and greater part of the field was cut as closely as could have been done with a knife, and the slain lay in rows precisely as they had stood in their ranks a few moments before. It was never my fortune to witness a more bloody, dismal battle-field."
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 39° 28.856′ N, 77° 44.854′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cornfield Avenue and Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling west on Cornfield Avenue. Touch for map. Located at stop four of the driving tour of the Antietam Battlefield. Marker is 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 Cornfield Unlike Any Other (here, next to this marker); The Most Terrible Clash of Arms Second Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
More about this marker. The lower left is a drawing of a "Union Charge through the Cornfield" by Walton Tabor, Civil War combat artist. On the lower right is a photograph by Alexander Gardner, showing some of the dead laying beside the fence rows along the Hagerstown Pike.
Regarding "Every Stalk of Corn". This marker was replaced by another named A Cornfield Unlike Any Other (See nearby markers).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Antietam Battlefield. National Park Service site. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.