• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

84th /14th Brooklyn Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: 1915

Location: North side of Confederate Avenue

Map Number: 15

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84th /14th Brooklyn Infantry Monument

84th /14th Brooklyn Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
At the Battle of Antietam
On this spot, known as "The Cornfield", the 84th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry - (14th Brooklyn, N.Y. S. M. ) of the 1st Brigade, Col. Phelps, 1st Division - Gen. Doubleday, 1st Corps, Gen. Hooker, was hotly engaged on the morning of September 17, 1862 - The Regiment's loss in the day's battle was, officers and men - Killed 8 Wounded 23

At "South Mountain", the prelude to "Antietam" September 14, 1862, it lost - Killed 8 Wounded 18 making in the two days, a total loss of 54 killed and wounded.

This monument is grateful remembrance of these her sons, is
Erected by the State of New York
Fourteenth Brooklyn

Did You Know?

Nelson Miles during the Civil War

Colonel Nelson Miles of the 64th New York Infantry was a volunteer officer at Antietam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Chancellorsville. After the Civil War he remained in the Army and by the Spanish American War in 1898 he was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army.