• 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?

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.