• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Monument to Lt Col John L. Stetson

Dedicated: 1919
Location: East side of State Route 65, North of the Visitor Center
Map Number: 32
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Monument to Lt Col John L. Stetson

Monument to Lt Col John L. Stetson

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Monument Text:
Here fell in the foremost of the advance of Sumner's Second Corps John Lemuel Stetson of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Lieut. Col. of the 59th New York 1862 - Volunteers - 1919
 

Did You Know?

Artillery at Antietam

Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."