Texas State Monument
Remembers the valor and devotion of
her sons who served at Sharpsburg
September 16 - 17, 1862
Here in the Cornfield early on the morning of September 17 the Texas Brigade helped blunt the attack of elements of Mansfield's Union Corps. Almost alone during this powerful Federal onslaught the Texas Brigade sealed a threatening gap in the Confederate line. In so doing the 1st Texas Infantry Regiment suffered a casualty rate of 82.3 percent, the greatest loss suffered by any infantry regiment, North or South, during the war. Of approximately 850 men engaged the Texas Brigade counted over 550.
Texas troops at Sharpsburg were: 1st Texas Inf., Lt. Col. P.a. Work; 4th Texas Inf., Lt. Col. B.F. Carter; 5th Texas Inf., Capt. Ike N.M. Turner. (Col. W.T. Wofford's Texas Brigade Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps)
The Texas Brigade included the 18th Georgia Inf., Lt. Col. S.Z. Ruff, Hampton South Carolina Legion (Inf. Cos.) Lt. Col. M. W. Gary
A Memorial to Texans Who served the Confederacy Erected: by the State of Texas 1964 No. 29-B