2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry Monument
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.
Did You Know?
Union General John Gibbon who served at Antietam and fought in the infamous Cornfield had three brothers who served in the Confederate army.