• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Texas State Monument

Dedicated: November 11, 1964

Location: Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 24

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Texas State Monument at Antietam

Texas State Monument

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Monument Text:
TEXAS
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.

CASUALTIES
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

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.