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

16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

 
 
16th Connecticut Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
1. 16th Connecticut Monument
Inscription. (Front)
Position of
the 16th. Conn.
Vol. Infantry
5 P.M. - Sept. 17, 1862


(Left)
Number engaged - 779
Casualties
Killed 43
Wounded 161
Total 204


(Rear)
16th Connecticut
Vol. Infantry
2nd Brigade
3rd Division
9th Army Corps


(Right)
Erected by the
State of
Connecticut
1894

 
Erected 1894 by State of Connecticut.
 
Location. 39° 26.875′ N, 77° 44.371′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop five on the Final Attack walking trail, to the east of Branch Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Front with Relief Depiction of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
2. Front with Relief Depiction of the Battle
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ninth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch (about 500 feet away); Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 500 feet away); Battery A, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
3. Left Side
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
4. Right Side
Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
5. Rear Inscription
Seal on the Rear Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
6. Seal on the Rear Side of Monument
Close Up of the Relief image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
7. Close Up of the Relief
The relief appears to depict a mounted officer struck by a bursting artillery shell. This may be illustrating the mortal wounding of Division Commander General Isaac P. Rodman.
Monument seen from Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
8. Monument seen from Branch Avenue
Seen from Branch Avenue, the monument is located on a slight spur. The 16th Connecticut advanced up that slope into view and engaged Gregg's Confederate Brigade. The foreground here, and the ground where the monument stands, were part of the Forty Acre Cornfield at the time of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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