• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

3rd Delaware Infantry Monument

Dedicated: May 30, 1964

Location: West Woods, Philadelphia Brigade Park

Map Number: 27

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3rd Delaware Infantry Monument

3rd Delaware Volunteer Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
DELAWARE
3rd DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS
MAJOR ARTHUR MAGINNIS 3rd BRIGADE,
2nd DIVISION, XII CORPS.
This regiment, worn down from active service in the second Manassas Campaign, went into action Sept. 17, 1862 with only five officers and 120 men. It started out on the right of the Union line in front of the West Woods. After heavy action along the Hagerstown Pike, it helped repulse Confederate counter attack following rout of Sedgewick's Division. Final position of the regiment, 65 yards North of this point.
LOSSES
OFFICERS Killed 1 Wounded 2
MEN Killed 5 Wounded 9
Total 17 of 125 engaged

ERECTED BY
DELAWARE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
May 30, 1964

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The First Texas Infantry lost 82% of their men killed, wounded and missing while fighting in the Cornfield at Antietam, the highest casualty rate for any Confederate regiment in one battle of the Civil War.