• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1904

Location: Rodman Avenue

Map Number: 71

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50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

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1st Brigade
1st Division
9th Corps
Colonel Benjamin C. Christ
Casualties at Antietam
Killed 8
Wounded 46
Missing 3
Total 57

Recruited in Berks, Schuylkill, Bradford, Susquehanna, Lancaster and Luzerne Counties.

Battles participated in:
PocotaligoN.Y. River
Second Bull RunNorth Anna
ChantillyBethesda Church
South MountainCold Harbor


The Crater
VicksburgWeldon Railroad
JacksonReam's Station
Blue SpringsPoplar Spring Church
Campbell's StationHatcher's Run
Siege of KnoxvilleFort McGilvery
WildernessFort Stedman

Assault on Petersburg

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.