The New York Monument at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Dedicated in 1920, the New York Monument commemorates the services of its officers and soldiers lost in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. New York's losses were 65 officers and 624 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded; 110 officers and 2687 enlisted men wounded and 2 officers and 277 men captured or missing, making a total of 3765.
The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single-day conflict of the American Civil War and the first battle to take place in Union territory. It began at dawn on September 17, 1862, raging for 12 hours; when it ended at around 6 p.m., nearly 23,000 of the 100,000 soldiers were either dead, wounded, or missing. It remains the deadliest day in American history.
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October 30th, 2023
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