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Dave Pelland on April 29th, 2011

The Antietam National Cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 4,800 Union Civil War veterans as well as more than 200 veterans of other wars. The cemetery, on Route 34 in Sharpsburg, was dedicated on Sept. 17, 1867, the fifth anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The land chosen for the cemetery site, which […]

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Dave Pelland on April 27th, 2011

The brand-new, barely trained 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment suffered heavy losses during its first action at Antietam. The regiment’s service is honored with a multi-colored granite obelisk, dedicated in 1894, on the western edge of the 40-Acre Cornfield off Antietam’s Branch Avenue. The monument’s west face bears a dedication reading, “Position of the 16th […]

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Dave Pelland on April 25th, 2011

The 8th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, has a monument at Antietam along Harpers Ferry Road. The monument near a large granite obelisk honoring the 9th New York (Hawkins’ Zouaves). The west side of the monument bears an inscription reading, “8th Conn. Vol. Infantry. 2d Brigade, 3d Division, 9th Corps.” The east side features the CT […]

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Dave Pelland on April 22nd, 2011

During the Battle of Antietam, the 11th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, was involved in fierce fighting near Burnside Bridge. The 11th Regiment, mustered into service in October 1861, was deployed on the east side of Antietam Creek and supported attacks against Confederates on the ridges above the creek’s west side. The west face of the […]

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Dave Pelland on April 20th, 2011

A noted Civil War infantry unit that saw its first combat during the Battle of Antietam is honored with a monument near the battle’s Bloody Lane. The 14th Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, recruited primarily from towns in central Connecticut, was mustered into service in August of 1862. Less than three weeks later the […]

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Dave Pelland on April 18th, 2011

Connecticut native and Civil War General Joseph K.F. Mansfield is honored with two monuments near the site of his mortal wounding on the Antietam battlefield. Mansfield, commander of the Army of the Potomac’s Twelfth Corps, was wounded as he led troops into battle early on the morning of September 17, 1862. The larger of the […]

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Dave Pelland on April 15th, 2011

Connecticut honors law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty with a monument in Meriden. The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial, on the grounds of the state’s police academy on Preston Drive, honors 135 officers, dating back to 1855, who have been killed on duty. A black granite obelisk in the center of the memorial […]

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Dave Pelland on April 14th, 2011

New York honors a World War I infantry regiment with a memorial grove in Central Park. The 307th Infantry Memorial Grove, not far from the park’s band shell and the 7th Regiment Civil War monument, honors regimental members killed in the war. A boulder near the center of the grove is inscribed on its south […]

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Dave Pelland on April 13th, 2011

New York honors Union General William Tecumseh Sherman with a Saint-Gaudens statue at an entrance to Central Park. The Sherman statue, at the park southeast entrance at Fifth Avenue and West 59 Street, was the last major work by noted sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The monument, dedicated in 1903, depicts the general atop his horse being […]

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Dave Pelland on April 12th, 2011

The World War I service of New York’s 107th infantry regiment is honored with a large bronze sculpture in Central Park. The 107th Regiment Monument, dedicated in 1927, features seven soldiers, in a variety of poses, on a large granite base. Three soldiers in the middle are charging, the soldier on the far right (as […]

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