• 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?

Did You Know?

Union General John Gibbon who served at Antietam and fought in the infamous Cornfield had three brothers who served in the Confederate army.