• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee's Headquarters

Dedicated: September 17, 1936
Location: Route 34 on the West side of Sharpsburg
Map Number: 66
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Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee's Headquarters

Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee's Headquarters

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Monument Text:
C.S.A.
On this site
in an oak grove from
Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, 1862
stood the Headquarters
tent of General Robert E.
Lee, Commanding the
Confederate forces.

Purchased, restored and marked by the West Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Unveiled Sept. 17, 1936.

Did You Know?

Nelson Miles during the Civil War

Colonel Nelson Miles of the 64th New York Infantry was a volunteer officer at Antietam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Chancellorsville. After the Civil War he remained in the Army and by the Spanish American War in 1898 he was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army.