• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1904

Location: Confederate Avenue behind (West) of Dunker Church

Map Number: 39

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125th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

125th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:

South Face:

Color Sergeant
George A. Simpson
Killed at Antietam

125th Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade 1st Division
12th Corps

Recruited in Blair, Huntingdon and Cambria Counties, Penna.



East Face:

Moved at early dawn from bivouac
on farm of George Line to East Woods
near point where Gen. J.K.F. Mansfield
was mortally wounded from there to
support Monroe's First Rhode Island
Battery on Smoketown Road, then to
woods that stood here September 17,
1862, was the first Union Regiment
therein being far advanced and without
sufficient support it was outflanked by
the enemy and retired behind batteries
in field in rear and subsequently
saved the guns of Monroe's Battery
from capture. Remained in line until
close of battle. Monument is near
the left of its main line of battle

Loss at Antietam
Killed and died of wounds 54
Seriously wounded 91
Slightly wounded and not reported 84
229

North Face:

Virtue, Liberty and Independence
Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 
Dedication of the 125th PA Monument
Dedication of the 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Six generals were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam - 3 Union and 3 Confederate. Today, the location where they were killed is marked by a mortuary cannon, a cannon barrel muzzle down in a block of stone.