At the Battle of Antietam
On this spot, known as "The Cornfield", the 84th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry - (14th Brooklyn, N.Y. S. M. ) of the 1st Brigade, Col. Phelps, 1st Division - Gen. Doubleday, 1st Corps, Gen. Hooker, was hotly engaged on the morning of September 17, 1862 - The Regiment's loss in the day's battle was, officers and men - Killed 8 Wounded 23
At "South Mountain", the prelude to "Antietam" September 14, 1862, it lost - Killed 8 Wounded 18 making in the two days, a total loss of 54 killed and wounded.
This monument is grateful remembrance of these her sons, is
Erected by the State of New York