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    National Battlefield Maryland

2nd Maryland Volunteer Infantry (US) Monument

Dedicated: May 30, 1900

Location: East side of Antietam Creek at Burnside Bridge

Map Number: 86

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2nd Maryland Volunteer Infantry (US) Monument

2nd Maryland Volunteer Infantry (US) Monument

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Monument Text:
2nd Maryland Infantry
At 9:30 A.M. advanced
on the stone bridge
defended by Toombs'
Brigade and two batt-
eries on the high ground
beyond. Charged to
within 100 yards of the
bridge when, checked
by the severity of
the enemy's fire, it took
shelter along the bank
of the stream and was
engaged until 1:30 P.M.
The Bridge being carr-
ied, it crossed to the
hills and the battle
beyond. Engaged, 187 men,
loss-18 killed, 46 wound-
ed, 3 missing

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Bodies on the battlefield

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