• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Private Soldier Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1880
Location: Center of Antietam National Cemetery
Map Number: 67
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The Private Soldier Monument

The Private Soldier Monument is known locally at "Old Simon"

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Monument Text:

Not for themselves but for their country

September 17, 1862

Did You Know?

Nelson Miles during the Civil War

Colonel Nelson Miles of the 64th New York Infantry was a volunteer officer at Antietam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Chancellorsville. After the Civil War he remained in the Army and by the Spanish American War in 1898 he was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army.