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132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry - Sharpsburg, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 39° 28.246 W 077° 44.322
18S E 264413 N 4372600
Quick Description: A monument honoring the 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry is located on the Antietam Battlefield on the north side of the farm road then known as the Sunken Road and now called Bloody Lane.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2016 1:57:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMTJX6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 3

Long Description:

A 7.33' high by 2.5' wide granite figure of a union color bearer stands on a 9' high by 6' wide octagonal granite base. The monument was created by Stanley Edwards, and fabricated by the Van Amringe Granite Company. It was dedicated at the Antietam Battlefield on September 17, 1904.

The figure of a Union soldier holds a flag by its flagpole in both hands at shoulder level at his left side. The lower portion of the flagpole is broken off and rest by his left foot. He is wearing an empty flag harness around his shoulders and a canteen on his right hip. On the front of the pedestal is a medallion with a relief portrait of Colonel Richard A. Oakford, the commander of the regiment, The colonel is depicted wearing a suit and bow tie. A relief of a three-leaf clover appears near the top of the base.

The front of the base is inscribed:

ANTIETAM
132 PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

1 BRIGADE
2 DIVISION
2 CORPS
A bronze plaque on the back of the base is inscribed:

CASUALTIES
AT ANTIETAM
KILLED 30
WOUNDED 114
MISSING 8
TOTAL 152
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BATTLES PARTICIPATED IN
ANTIETAM MD.
SEPT. 17, 1862
FREDERICKSBURG, VA.
DEC. 13, 1862
CHANCELLORSVILLE, VA.
APR. 30. MAY 3, 1863
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RECRUITED IN: MONTOUR
WYOMING BRADFORD
COLUMBIA CARBON AND
LUZERNE COUNTIES.

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Visitors Center 9 am to 5 pm Battlefield open until dusk


Entrance fees (if it applies): $5

Type of memorial: Monument

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