Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee

Dedicated: June 24, 2003
Location: North of Route 34 just west of the Middle Bridge over Antietam Creek
Map Number: 63
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Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee
Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee

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Monument Text:
Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA
Army of Northern Virginia
General Lee led his troops along this road into Sharpsburg on September 15, 1862. Outmanned 2-1 he would outmaneuver the Federals on the 17th. Although hoping for a decisive victory Lee had to settle for a military draw. Robert E. Lee was personally against secession and slavery, but decided his duty was to fight for his home and the universal right of every people to self-determination.

Last updated: January 27, 2020

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Sharpsburg, MD 21782

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