• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: 2004

Location: South side of Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 26

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90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
Here fought the 90th Penna. (Phila)
Sept. 17, 1862
A Hot Place

 
Installation of 90th PA Monument

Installation of 90th Pennsylvania Monument

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This monument is a reconstruction of an original monument that was built by the veterans of the regiment. The original monument was made from three original Civil War rifles and survived from sometime in the 1880s to about 1930. The original monument fell into disrepair and with the threat of being stolen it was dismantled.

The replacement monument was planned and funded by Descendants of the 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers. They contracted with Gary Casteel of Four Winds Studio to design and sculpt the monument which was installed and dedicated on the anniversary of the battle in 2004.

Did You Know?

Bodies on the battlefield

Alexander Gardner's photographs of Antietam were the first ever images to show dead soldiers on the field of battle. A New York Times article about the photographs said it was if the "dead had been laid at our doorsteps." More...