• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: May 26, 1962

Location: North Side of Bloody Lane

Map Number: 51

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1st Delaware Infantry Monument

1st Delaware Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
DELAWARE

1st DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS
COLONEL JOHN W. ANDREWS
3rd BRIGADE 3rd DIVSION II CORPS
On the morning of September 17, 1862 this regiment crossed Antietam Creek forming right of first line of French's Division. Advanced with heavy skirmishing through Roulette Farm and became fiercely engaged immediately, in front of Sunken Road. Withdrew to stronger position 100 yards north of here. 8 of 10 Company Commanders and entire color-guard killed-or-wounded
LOSSES
Killed 3 OFFICERS 26 MEN
Wounded 10 OFFICERS 172 MEN
Total 230 of 708 engaged


ERECTED BY
DELAWARE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
May 26, 1962

 

Did You Know?

Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.