• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Massachusetts State Monument

Dedicated: 1920

Location: Just South of Intersection of Hagerstown Turnpike and Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 23

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Massachusetts State Monument
Massachusetts State Monument
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Monument Text:

Erected by the Commonweatlth of Massachusetts



to mark the position held by her troops



at the Battle of Antietam



September XVII MDCCLXII





Second Infantry



Seventh Infantry



Ninth Infantry



Tenth Infantry



Twelfth Infantry



Thirteenth Infantry



Fifteenth Infantry



Nineteenth Infantry



Twentieth Infantry



Twenty-first Infantry



Twenty-Second Infantry



Twenty-Eighth Infantry



Twenty-Ninth Infantry



Thirty-Second Infantry



Thirty-Fifth Infantry



First Cavalry



First Battery



Third Battery



Eight Battery



First Co. Sharpshooters



Second Co. Sharpshooters





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.