• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

59th New York Volunteer Infantry Monument

59th New York Volunteer Infantry Monument
59th New York Volunteer Infantry Monument
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Dedicated: 1920

Location: Intersection of Hagerstown Turnpike and Smoketown Road

Map Number: 37

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Monument Text:

59th New York Infantry

3d Brig. - 2d Div. - 2d Corps

John Lemuel Stetson

of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Lieutenant Colonel

"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?

Cannon with fall colors

Robert E. Lee's son, Robert Jr., was a private with the Rockbridge Artillery who fought at the Battle of Antietam