• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Purnell Legion Infantry, Maryland (USA) Monument

Dedicated: May 30, 1900

Location: Behind (West) of the Dunker Church

Map Number: 41

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Purnell Legion Infantry, Maryland (USA) Monument

Purnell Legion Infantry, Maryland (USA) Monument

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Monument Text:
Purnell Legion Infantry
Maryland
3rd Brigade
2nd Greene's Division
12th Mansfield's Corps
Occupied a line
running north from
this marker. Loss, 3
killed, 23 wounded.
The monument to the
Maryland troops is
near the Dunkard
Church.

Did You Know?

Bodies on the battlefield

Alexander Gardner's photographs of Antietam were the first ever images to show dead soldiers on the field of battle. A New York Times article about the photographs said it was if the "dead had been laid at our doorsteps." More...