Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New York State Monument

 
 
New York State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. New York State Monument
The monument's shaft is prominent enough to be seen from almost any point on the northern half of the battlefield.
Inscription.
(Front Face):
Excelsior
The State of New York

in commemoration of the Services
of its officers and soldiers
in the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862

(Rear Face):
Record of New York State at Antietam
67 Regiments of Infantry
5 Regiments of Cavalry
14 Batteries of Artillery
2 Regiments of Engineers
New York's losses on this field were
65 officers and 624 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded
110 officers and 2687 enlisted men wounded and
2 officers and 277 men captured or missing, making a total of 3765.
General Officers from New York State in command
Corps Commanders
Maj. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner, 2nd C.
Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter, 5th C.

Division Commanders
Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum
Maj. Gen. George W. Morell
Maj. Gen. Darius N. Couch
Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts
Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday
Brig. Gen. George S. Greene

Brigade
Front Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Front Face of Monument
Commanders
Brig. Gen. M.R. Patrick
Brig. Gen. Abram Duryee
Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Meagher
Brig. Gen. Geo. L. Hartsuff
Brig. Gen. Max Weber
Brig. Gen. Erastus B. Tyler
Brig. Gen. John Cochrane
Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero
Brig. Gen. G. K. Warren
Col. Wm. H. Christian
Col. Walter Phelps, Jr.
Col. T. B. W. Stockton
Col. Joseph J. Bartlett
Col. H.S. Fairchild
Col. John Burke
Col. William B. Goodrich
Col. Wm. P. Wainwright
Lt. Col. Jonathan Austin
Lt. Col. James C. Lane

Erected A. D. 1919
Under the auspices of the New York Monument Commission
Co. Lewis R. Stegman, Chairman; Col. Clinton Beckwith,
Charles A. Shaw, U.S.C.; Brig. Gen. Charles W. Berry, Adj. Gen. S.N.Y.

 
Erected 1919 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 28.508′ N, 77° 44.695′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County
Rear Facing of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Rear Facing of Monument
. Marker is on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located just north of the Visitors Center for the Antietam National 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. Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); A Converging Storm of Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle
New York State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. New York State Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Namesake (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. New York state memorials at Antietam
 
Also see . . .
1. New York State Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Edwin Vose Sumner. Edwin Vose Sumner (January 30, 1797 – March 21, 1863) was a career United States Army officer who became a Union Army general and the oldest field commander of any Army Corps on either side during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Fitz John Porter.
New York Officers killed or mortally wounded at Antietam image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. New York Officers killed or mortally wounded at Antietam
Maj. Albert Arndt. 1st Batt. Lt. Art.
Capt. John S. Downs, 4th Inf.
Lt. Henry K. Chapman, 4th Inf.
Lt. Hugo Loetze, 7th Inf.
Capt. Charles Huesler, 7th Inf.
Lt. Edward A. Cooper, 9th Inf.
Lt. Gustav A. Lorenz, 20th Inf.
Lt. Jacob Pabst, 20th Inf.
Lt. Charles Voelker, 20th Inf.
Lt. Samuel Dexter, 42nd Inf.
Lt. Andrew L. Fowler, 51st Inf.
Lt. Henry A. Folger, 57th Inf.
Lt. Henry H. Highbee, 57th Inf.
Lt.Col. John L. Stetson,59th Inf.
Lt. William H. Smurr, 59th Inf.
Col. William B. Goodrick, 60th Inf.
Capt. Manton C. Angell, 61st Inf.
Capt. John Kavanagh, 63rd Inf.
Lt. Patrick W. Lydon, 63rd Inf.
Lt. Cadwalader Smith, 63rd Inf.
Lt. Henry McConnell, 63rd Inf.
Lt. James E. Mackey, 63rd Inf.
Lt. Timothy Daley, 63rd Inf.
Lt. George Lynch, 63rd Inf.
Lt. Frederick M. Crissey, 66th Inf.
Capt. Felix Duffy, 69th Inf.
Lt. John Conway, 69th Inf.
Lt. Patrick J. Kelly, 69th Inf.
Lt. Charles Williams, 69th Inf.
Capt. Timothy L. Shanley, 69th Inf.
Lt. Ansel Denison, 77th Inf.
Capt. Peter M.G. Mitchell, 78th Inf.
Lt. Adolph Frick, 20th Inf.
Lt. Louis Kraus, 20th Inf.
Capt. Robert Merkle, 20th Inf.
Lt. Louis Roth, 20th Inf.
Lt. Christian Lohman,20th Inf.
Lt. Charles Cushing, 22nd Inf.
Lt. Clarence E. Hill, 34th Inf.
Capt.James R.Barnett, 35th Inf.
Capt.Charles McPherson, 42nd Inf.
Capt. Edward H. Wade, 59th Inf.
Capt. Abraham Florentine, 59th Inf.
Capt. Miller Moody, 59th Inf.
Capt. Gould J. Jennings, 59th Inf.
Lt. Stephen G. Roosa, 59th Inf.
Lt. Benjamin Vansteinberg, 59th Inf.
Lt. Pierson B. Peterson, 78th Inf.
Lt. Martin H. Swarthout, 80th Inf.
Capt. David Myers, 84th Inf.
Capt. John O'C. Joyce, 88th Inf.
Capt. Patrick F. Clooney, 89th Inf.
Lt. Garret Vaningen, 89th Inf.
Lt. Louis Delormi, 97th Inf.
Capt. M. Eugene Cornell, 102nd Inf.
Capt. Henry A. Sand, 103rd Inf.
Lt. William Brandt, 103rd Inf.
Capt. John Kelly, 104th Inf.
Lt. Charles C. Buckley, 105th Inf.
Col. Howard Carroll, 105th Inf.
Maj. George B. Force, 108th Inf.
Lt. David B. Tarbox, 108th Inf.
Lt. Robert E. Holmes, 108th Inf.
Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter or Fitz-John Porter) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. (Submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
New York Commands at Antietam image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. New York Commands at Antietam
Cavalry
1st Cav. Maj. Alonzo W. Adams
2nd Cav. 4 cos. Capt. John E. Naylor
6th Cav. 2 cos. Capt. Henry W. Lyon
6th Cav. Capt. Riley Johnson
6th Cav. 8 cos. Col Thomas C. Devin
8th Cav. Col. Benjamin F. Davis
Oneida Cav. Capt. Daniel P. Mann

Artillery
1st Reg. Lt. Artillery Bat.
B. Capt. Rufus D. Pettit
Bat. C. Capt. Almot Barnes
Bat. G. Capt. John D. Frank
Bat. L. Capt. Jno.A. Reynolds
Bat. M. Capt. Geo. W. Cothran
2nd Reg. Light Artillery
Bat. L. Capt. Jacob Roemer
1st Battalion Light Artillery
Bat. A. Lt. Bernhard Wever
Bat. B. Lt. Alfred Von Kleiser
Bat. C. Capt. Robert Langner
Independent Light Batteries
1st Capt. Andrew Cowan
3rd Capt. William Stuart
5th Capt. Elijzh D. Taft
10th Capt. John T. Bruen

Engineers
15th Reg. Col. John McL.Murphy
50th Reg. Lt. Col. Wm. H. Pettes

Infantry
4th Lt. Col. John D. McGregor
5th Capt. Cleveland Winslow
7th Capt. Charles Brestel
9th Lt. Col. Edgar A. Kimball
10th Lt. Col. John W. Marshall
12th Capt. William Huson
13th Col. Elisha G. Marshall
14th Col. James McQuade
16th Lt. Col. J. Seaver
17th Lt. Col. Nelson B. Bartram
18th Lt. Col. George R. Myers
20th Col. Ernest Von Vegesack
21st Col. William F. Rogers
22nd Lt. Col. John McKie, Jr.
23rd Col. Henry C. Hoffman
24th Capt. John D. O'Brian
24th Lt. John Ratigan
25th Col. Charles A. Johnson
26th Lt. Col.R.H. Richardson
27th Lt. Col. Alex. D. Adams
28th Capt. Wm. H.H. Mapes
30th Col. Wm. M. Searing
31st Lt. Col.Francis E.Pinto
32nd Col. Roderick Matheson
32nd Maj. George F. Lemon
33rd Lt.Col.Joseph W.Corning
34th Col. James A. Suiter
35th Col. Newton B. Lord
36th Col. Wm. H. Browne
42nd Lt.Col. Geo. N. Bomford
42nd Maj. James E. Mallon
43rd Maj. John Wilson
44th Maj. Freeman Conner
46th Lt.Col. Joseph Gerhardt
49th Lt. Col. Wm.C. Alberger
49th Maj. George W. Johnson
52nd Col. Paul Frank
57th Lt.Col.Philip J.Parisen
57th Maj. Alford B. Chapman
59th Col. William T. Tidball
60th Lt. Col.Chas.R.Brundage
62nd Col. David J. Nevin
61st Col. F.C. Barlow
63rd Col. John Burke
63rd Lt.Col. Henry Fowler
63rd Maj. Richard C. Bentley
63rd Capt. Joseph O'Neil
64th Lt.Col. Nelson A. Miles
65th Col. Alexander Shaler
66th Lt.Col. James H. Bull
66th Capt. Julius Wehle
67th Julis W. Adams
69th Lt. Col. James Kelly
69th Maj. James Cavanagh
76th Col. Wm. P. Wainwright
76th Capt. John W. Young
77th Capt. Nathan S. Babcock
78th Lt. Col. Jonathan Austin
78th Capt. Henry R. Stagg
79th Lt. Col. David Morrison
80th Lt. Col. Theodore B. Gates
82nd Col. Henry W. Hudson
83rd Lt. Col. Wm. Atterbury
84th Maj. Wm. H. DeBevoise
88th Lt. Col. Patrick Kelly
89th Maj. Edward Jardine
93rd Lt. Col. Benj. C. Butler
94th Lt. Col. C. Littlefield
95th Maj. Edward Pye
97th Maj. Charles Northrup
102nd Lt. Col. James C. Lane
102nd Capt. Daniel M. Elmore
103rd Maj. Benjamin Ringgold
104th Maj. Lewis C. Skinner
105th Col. Howard Carroll
107th Col. R.B. Van Valkenburg
108th Col. Oliver H. Palmer
121st Col. Richard Franchot
122nd Col. Silas Titus
New York State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. New York State Monument
New York State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
8. New York State Monument
Major General Edwin Vose Sumner (1797–1863) image. Click for full size.
Brady Collection, National Portrait Gallery
9. Major General Edwin Vose Sumner (1797–1863)
In the fall of 1862, at the Battle of Antietam, Sumner was the center of controversy for ordering Brig. Gen. John Sedgwick's division to launch an attack into the West Woods on the morning of the battle. The assault was devastated by a Confederate counterattack, and Sedgwick's men were forced to retreat in great disorder to their starting point with over 2,200 casualties.
Major General Fitz John Porter (1822-1901) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
10. Major General Fitz John Porter (1822-1901)
Porter's corps were held by McClellan in a reserve position during the Battle of Antietam and saw no action.
Rededication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
11. Rededication Plaque
Rededicated
September 2, 1862
State of New York
Civil War Centennial Commission
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,602 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   11. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement