• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: 1898

Location: East side of Antietam Creek at Burnside Bridge

Map Number: 84

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35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument

35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
The Thirty-fifth Regiment
Massachusetts Volunteers
Crossed this bridge with Ferrero's
Brigade, Ninth Army Corps
at noon, Sept. 17, 1862, and
moved to the right up the hill
where, at the lane, two hundred
and fourteen of their officers
and men were killed or wounded.

Gloria est Pro Patria Mori

Erected by Lieut. Col. Albert A. Pope, as a
memorial of his dead comrades.

35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument on the Burnside Bridge
Up until the early 1960s the 35th Massachusetts Infantry Monument was mounted on the corner of the Burnside Bridge. When the Bridge was restored and auto traffic re-routed to a bypass, the monuments were moved to the east bank.
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Did You Know?

The Maryland State Monument at Antietam

The Maryland State Monument is the only monument at Antietam dedicated to both sides. Marylanders fought for both the Union and the Confederacy. 20,000 people attended the dedication on May 30, 1900. President William McKinley, a veteran of the Battle of Antietam, was the keynote speaker