• 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?

Bodies on the battlefield

Alexander Gardner's photographs of Antietam were the first ever images to show dead soldiers on the field of battle. A New York Times article about the photographs said it was if the "dead had been laid at our doorsteps." More...