• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: May 10, 1964

Location: On the north side of Bloody Lane

Map Number: 58

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2nd Delaware Infantry Monument

2nd Delaware Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
DELAWARE
2nd DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS
CAPT. DAVID L. STRICKER
3rd BRIGADE, 1st DIVISION, II CORPS

This regiment of Richardson's reserve brigade crossed Antietam Creek. Advanced with division and came under heavy artillery fire while holding position immediately beyond crest of the ridge. It moved to right and helped repulse counterattack in gap between French and Richardson's divisions. In final assault on Bloody Lane, the regiment crossed here and took possession of Piper Farm buildings until ordered to retire.
LOSSES
OFFICERS MEN
Killed 12
Wounded 2
Missing 2
Total 58

ERECTED BY
DELAWARE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
May 10, 1964

Did You Know?

William McKinley as a soldier and president.

William McKinley served at Antietam as a Commissary Sergeant in the 23rd Ohio Infantry before becoming the nation’s 25th President. A monument to him at Antietam was dedicated in his memory on October 13, 1903, two years after he was assassinated.