Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The monument at Antietam to the 11th Connecticut Volunteers is in the woods east of Burnside's Bridge. (39.45024503° N, 77.72962332° W; map) It was dedicated on October 8, 1894.

 

The 11th Connecticut made the first assault on Burnside's Bridge. It was commanded by Colonel Henry Kingsbury, who received four wounds and was carried from the field to the Rohrbach house, where he died later in the day. Major John Ward then took command of the regiment, which lost 36 killed and 103 wounded.

 

 

The front of the monument is topped by the Seal of the State of Connecticut carved in stone and features a large bronze tablet showing the regiment's assault on Burnside's Bridge and the inscripton:

 

11th Conn. V.I.

 

The rear of the monument is topped by the anchor-and-cannon symbol of the Union Ninth Army Corps and lists the names of the men who were killed or mortally wounded at Antietam:


9th Corps

 

Col. W. Kingsbury
Capt. J.D. Griswold, Co. A
Christian Steinmetz, Co. C
William Halbeass, Co. C
1st Sergt. J.R. Read, Co. D
Corp. G.R. Crane, Co. D
Edward Demming, Co. D
Lewis Dayton, Co. D
Alvin Flint, Co. D (Jr.)
1st Sergt. Hiram C. Roberts, Co. E
Corp. Theodore S. Bates, Co. E
Benjamin J. Beach, Co. E
William F. Coggswell, Co. E
Theodore Parrett, Co. E
George L. Wilson, Co. E
Clinton Fessington, Co. F
David Tarboc, Co. F
Fennimore Weeks, Co. F
Frank Chaffee, Co. G
George H. Heflin, Co. G
William H. Hitchcock, Co. G
Corp. David M. Ford, Co. H
Corp. John C. Holwell, Co. H
Corp. Orville F. Armstrong, Co. H
Davis Batty, Co. H
William H. Hall, Co. H
Thomas Lawson, Co. H
Charles H. Morse, Co. H
Asa W. Rouse, Co. H
John H. Walker, Co. H
James Morgan, Co. I
John Murray, Co. I
Albert Todd, Co. I
1st Sergt. George E. Bailey, Co. K
Henry W. Davis, Co. K
William H. Houghton, Co. K
William Lane, Co. K

 

 

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Monument to the 11th Connecticut at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland

(above) Front of the monument to the 11th Connecticut near Burnside's Bridge at Antietam. - enlarge enlarge
(below) Bronze bas-relief from the monument of the fight at Burnside's Bridge enlarge tablet enlarge

Closeup of the bronze tablet from the Monument to the 11th Connecticut Infantry Regiment at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland
(below) The rear of the monument with lists of those killed or mortally wounded (see enlargement)
Rear view of the Monument to the 11th Connecticut Infantry Regiment at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland



 
 
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