• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

Army of Northern Virginia Monument

Dedicated: Before 1918

Location: Route 65 at the Entrance to the Piper Farm

Map Number: 62

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Army of Northern Virginia Monument
Army of Northern Virginia Monument
NPS Photo

Monument Text: A.N.V.

Near this spot an abandoned Confederate gun manned by a Second Lieutenant of the 6th Virginia Infantry Mahone's Brigade and two Infantry Volunteers from Anderson's Georgia Brigade, was placed in action September 17, 1862.

Did You Know?

Artillery at Antietam

Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."