Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
8th Conn. V.I.
No. Engaged - 400
Killed and Wounded - 194
Erected 1894 by State of Connecticut.
Location. 39° 27.142′ N, 77° 44.622′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Harpers Ferry Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the end of a trail to Hawkins Zouave Monument. The 8th Conn. monument is located on private property adjacent to the National Park boundary. 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. Brigadier General Isaac P. Rodman (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th New York Infantry Kemper's (Va) Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Connecticut Monuments at Antietam
Also see . . .
1. 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 8th Connecticut Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, IX Corps (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 8th Connecticut at Antietam. Detailed references to the unit's activities at Antietam. Of note, the time line of the regiment's activities provides some insight into the confusion on the Federal left in the afternoon following Rodman's mortal wounding. The plan of 8th Connecticut movements during A.P. Hill's counterattack is worthy of detailed examination. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.