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35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

 
 
35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.
The Thirty-fifth Regiment
of
Massachusetts Volunteers
Crossed this bridge with Ferrero's
Brigade, Ninth Army Corps
at noon, Sept. 17, 1862, and
moved to the right up the hill
where, at the lane, two hundred
and fourteen of their officers
and men were killed or wounded.

Gloria est Pro Patria Mori
Erected by Lieut. Col. Albert A. Pope, as a
memorial of his dead comrades.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 27.047′ N, 77° 43.895′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located to the east of stop 9 (Burnside Bridge) of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, along the walking trail east of the bridge. 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. 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (here, next to this marker); Bridge of Destiny (here, next to this marker); We Showered the Lead Across that Creek (here, next to this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry
Marker and Monuments on the East End of Burnside Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Marker and Monuments on the East End of Burnside Bridge
The "Why Burnside Bridge?" interpretive marker stands in front of the monuments for the 21st and 35th Massachusetts Infantry.
(a few steps from this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Witness to History (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 35th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps. The regiment's rolls included Sgt Marcus M Haskel, of Company C and Pvt Frank M Whitman, of Co G, both awarded the Medal of Honor for action here at Antietam. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Albert Augustus Pope. Albert Augustus Pope (May 20, 1843 – August 10, 1909) was a Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the Union Army. He was an importer, promoter, and manufacturer of bicycles, and a manufacturer of automobiles. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Support for the two 51sts image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Support for the two 51sts
From the 11th Connecticut Monument looking at the Burnside Bridge. At around 1 p.m. several regiments were arranged to fire on the Confederates in order to suppress their fire while the 51st New York and the 51st Pennsylvania Regiments prepared to rush the bridge. On the left was the 2nd Maryland Infantry, arrayed along the fence. To their right and in the center of the photo was the 21st Massachusetts. On the right of the photo was the 35th Massachusetts.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
4. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Marker
Markers location from atop Burnside Bridge (yellow arrow).
35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument (Restored) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument (Restored)
35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument (Restored) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument (Restored)
35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument (Restored) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument (Restored)
Albert Augustus Pope (1843-1909) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
8. Albert Augustus Pope (1843-1909)
On August 27, 1862, at the age of nineteen, Albert Pope joined the Union Army attached to the 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. The unit crossed the Potomac River on September 7, and just ten days later, fought at Antietam. The 35th Massachusetts confronted a Confederate crossfire and was stranded behind enemy lines with its ammunition exhausted before answering an order to retreat. Seventy-nine men from Pope's unit died that day.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 30, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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