• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    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
of
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?

Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.