• 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?

Private Johnny Cook, a bugler with Battery B, 4th U.S., was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Antietam when he was only 15 years old.