• 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?

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.