• 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?

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.