• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1903

Location: North Side of Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 22

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13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 1

13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 1

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Position 1
Monument Text:
13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862
First position under artillery fire, about 150 yards north of this point. At 10 a.m. advanced to the Hagerstown Road and became closely engaged.

 

Second Monument

Dedicated:
September 17, 1903

Location: East Side of Hagerstown Turnpike, North Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 11

 
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13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 2

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Position 2
Monument Text:
13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862
Center of Regiment at 10:20 a.m. facing West. Part of the right wing was across the road.

 

Third Monument Dedicated: September 17, 1903

Location: Confederate Avenue behind the Dunker Church

Map Number: 38

 
13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument position 3

13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 3

NPS Photo

Monument Text:
13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862
Engaged in this position facing West from 11:20 a.m. to about 12 noon.

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."