• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

1st Maryland Artillery, Dement's Battery, Confederate

Dedicated: September 20, 1961

Location: Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 89

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1st Maryland Artillery, Dement's Battery Monument

Dement's First Maryland Battery Monument

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Monument Text:
1st Maryland Artillery,
Ewell's Division
The Battery under the command of Capt. William F. Dement occupied a position in the field in the rear of this marker. The monument to the Maryland troops is near the Dunkard Church.

Did You Know?

Artillery at Antietam

Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."