• 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?

Did You Know?

Six generals were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam - 3 Union and 3 Confederate. Today, the location where they were killed is marked by a mortuary cannon, a cannon barrel muzzle down in a block of stone.