59th New York Volunteer Infantry Monument
"Men Rally on Your Colors"
Out of 300 men and 21 officers who went into battle nearby, there fell 224, including Lieut. Col. Stetson and 8 officers - a loss in officers exceeded only twice in the war.
In memory of his brother, by Francis Lynde Stetson
Did You Know?
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."