• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee

Dedicated: June 24, 2005
Location: North of Route 34 just west of the Middle Bridge over Antietam Creek
Map Number: 63
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Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee

Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee

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Monument Text:
Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA
Army of Northern Virginia
General Lee led his troops along this road into Sharpsburg on September 15, 1862. Outmanned 2-1 he would outmaneuver the Federals on the 17th. Although hoping for a decisive victory Lee had to settle for a military draw. Robert E. Lee was personally against secession and slavery, but decided his duty was to fight for his home and the universal right of every people to self-determination.

Did You Know?

The Texas Flag

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.