• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

4th Pennsylvania Reserve (33nd) Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1906

Location: Mansfield Avenue on the north end of the Battlefield

Map Number: 4

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4th Pennsylvania Reserve (33nd) Volunteer Infantry Monument

4th Pennsylvania Reserve (33nd) Volunteer Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
4th Regiment
Pennsylvania
Reserve Volunteer
Corps
4th Regt. Pennsylvania
Reserve Volunteer Corps.
33rd Regt. in line 2nd Brigade
3rd Division. 1st Army Corps.
Organized June 10, 1861
Mustered out June 17, 1864.
The Regt. arrived on the field on the afternoon of September 16, 1862. Formed at this point on the morning of the 17th, advanced about 600 yards South and became engaged with Hood's Confederate Division.

Casualties at Antietam
Killed 5
Wounded 43
Total 48

Recruited Five Companies in Philadelphia, one company each in Montgomery, Chester, Monroe, Lycoming and Susquehanna Counties.
Battles participated in:
Dranesville, Va., December 20, 1861
Mecahnicsville, Va., June 26, 1862
Gaines Mills, Va., June 27, 1862
Charles City Cross Roads, Va., June 30, 1862
Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, 1862
Gainesville, Va., August 28, 1862
Second Bull Run, Va., August 29 and 30, 1862
Chantilly, Va., September 1, 1862
South Mountain, Maryland, September 14, 1862
Antietam, Maryland, September 16 and 17, 1862
Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862
Princeton, W. Va., May 6, 1864
Bushey Mountain, W. Va., May 8, 1864
Cloyds Mountain, W. Va., May 9, 1864
New River Bridge, W. Va., May 10, 1864
Blacksburg, W. Va., May 11, 1864

Virtue, Liberty and Independence Erected by the 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.