• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1904

Location: Intersection of Hagerstown Turnpike and Starke Avenue

Map Number: 10

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124th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

124th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Colonel Joseph W. Hawley
Sept. 17, 1862
Antietam
Chancellorsville
May 1-2-3, 1863

Recruited in Chester and Delaware Counties August 1862 for Nine Months Service

Erected by State of Pennsylvania and Survivors Association 1904

Casualties at Antietam
Killed 5
Wounded 42
Missing 17
Total 64
1st Brigade
1st Division
12th Corps

It was near this spot that the Regiment within Six Weeks after leaving home took an active part in this great battle.

Virtue, Liberty and Independence

Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Did You Know?

Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.