• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1904

Location: Branch Avenue

Map Number: 72

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45th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

45th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
45th Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry
2nd Brigade
1st Division
9th Corps
The Regiment advanced 264 yards Northwest of this point, retiring to this position later in the day.
Casualties at Antietam
Killed 1
Wounded 36
Missing 1
Total 38

Recruited in Centre, Lancaster, Mifflin, Tioga and Wayne Counties
Secessionville (near Charleston)
South Mountain
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Vicksburg
Jackson
Blue Springs
Campbell's Station
Weldon Railroad
Hatcher's Run
Siege of Knoxville
Wilderness
Spotsylvania
North Anna
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
The Crater
Poplar Spring Church
Assault on Petersburg

Virtue, Liberty and Independence

Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Did You Know?

Artillery at Antietam

Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."