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

John Lemuel Stetson

 
 
John Lemuel Steson Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. John Lemuel Steson Monument
Inscription.
Here fell in the
foremost of the advance
of Sumner's Second Corps
John Lemuel Stetson
* of *
Plattsburgh, New York
Lieut. Col. of the 59th New York
1862 - Volunteers - 1919

 
Erected 1919.
 
Location. 39° 28.658′ N, 77° 45.091′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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 marker. Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers.
Lt. Col. Stetson Monument beside the Modern Hagerstown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
2. Lt. Col. Stetson Monument beside the Modern Hagerstown Pike
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Two 59th New York Related Monuments.
 
Also see . . .
1. 59th New York Infantry. The regiment suffered heavily in the battle, particularly within the officer ranks. Eight of the twenty-one present for duty in the morning, including Lt. Col. Stetson, were casualties on September 17, 1862. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Lt. Col. John Semuel Stetson Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. "And I Stood Among Strangers". John L. Stetson and the 59th New York in the West Woods. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. "Still I shall never Cease to mourn his death". Letter from Stetson to his sons. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The 54th New York in the West Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. The 54th New York in the West Woods
The 54th New York advanced through the West Woods, to a point near here, along a service road, just east of the modern Hagerstown Pike bypass. Due to terrain and changes to unit facings, the 54th was actually the left most unit in an exposed flank. Near this point, Early's Confederate Brigade hit the left side of the 54th, precipitating a disaster for Sedgwick's Federals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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