7 State Monuments
There are seven state monuments at Antietam National Battlefield, and all of them are easy to find on a bicycle. They are listed in the following table. (Designer information is from the National Park Service’s “List of Classified Structures” database. Rededication information is from James and Suzanne Gindlesperger’s 2012 book, So You Think You Know Antietam? and from John Schildt’s 1991-2002 book, Monuments at Antietam.)
|1||Georgia (CSA)||Harry Sellers||Sept 20, 1961||–||LCS ID 045005 #029A|
|2||Indiana||J.N. Forbes Co.||Sept 17, 1910||Sept 9, 1962||LCS ID 04500 #098|
|3||Maryland (USA, CSA)||State of Maryland||May 30, 1900 (Pres. William B. McKinley)||July 1, 1989|
June 3, 2006
|LCS ID 008125 #035|
|4||Massachusetts||Commonwealth of Massachusetts||Sept 17, 1898||Sept 9, 1962||LCS ID 045003 #107|
|5||New Jersey||John L. Meeker, W. Passmore, James Walling (Sculptors)||Sept 17, 1903 (Pres. Theodore Roosevelt)||Sept 9, 1962||LCS ID 008133 #019|
|6||New York||Ricci and Zarri||Sept 17, 1920||Sept 1, 1962||LCS ID 008143 #036|
|7||Texas (CSA)||State of Texas||Nov 11, 1964||–||LCS ID 045004 #029B|
Can you find these sites on a map? Give it a try!
Finding State Monuments at Antietam
For each monument’s photograph, find its location on the map. (Or you could do it the other way around: For each map location, find the associated monument photograph.)
Bicyclists would do well to begin at the Visitor Center and walk to the New York State Monument on the grassy hill there. The Maryland State Monument is very close to Smoketown Road, where there is an opening in the park fence. This is a very convenient location to lean your bicycle on the fence and walk along a short grassy trail to the monument. The remaining five state monuments are conveniently located on park roads; follow the signs for Auto Tour Stops 1-4.
Do you want to know the what monument is pinned on the following map? Hover over the pin with your mouse, or tap the pin on a mobile device. We are using United States postal abbreviations to identify states.
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