34th New York Infantry

34th New York Infantry (HM46Z)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.519', W 77° 44.881'

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(Front Side):
Thirty-Fourth Regiment

Col. James A. Suiter
Enlisted under President Lincoln's
call, issued April 15, 1861, for 75,000
men, to serve two years.
Mustered into the State service May 1, 1861
Mustered into the United States service
June 15, 1861
Mustered out June 30, 1863
First Brigade - Second Division
Second Corps
The surviving members of the
Regiment, aided by the County
of Herkimer, and the State of
New York, have erected this
monument, to the memory of the
gallant men who fell on this
and other Historic fields.
The dead on this field were 43
and the wounded 74.

(Right Side):
The Story in Brief
At 7:30 on the morning of September 17, 1862, the Thirty-fourth Regiment left camp near Keedysville, crossed the Antietam Creek and marched westward into the East Woods, now extinct. Facing Westward being on the extreme left of Brigade line it emerged from the East Woods and soon became heavily engaged with the Confederate forces in its front. Crossing the open field and the Hagerstown Pike, it entered the West Woods, now also extinct, the line extending North and South of the Dunkard Church. The left of the Regiment being unprotected was in danger of being enveloped by the enemy, and a hasty retreat became necessary, the Regiment reforming near the East Woods with its organization intact. In a very brief time 43 men had been killed and 74 wounded, the killed being 13 percent of all engaged.

(Back Side):
Composition of the Regiment
at the time of this Battle

James A. Suiter
Lieutenant Colonel
Byron Laflin
John Beverly
George W. Thompson
Nathan Easterbrook, Jr.
Socretes N. Sherman
Asst. Surgeon
Edward S. Walker
John B. Van Petten
Co. Captain County
"A" Benjamin H. Warford Albany
"B" Wells Sponable Herkimer
"C" Thomas Corcoran Herkimer
"D" John A. Scott Clinton
"E" Henry Baldwin Steuben
"F" Charles Riley Herkimer
"G" Joy E. Johnson Herkimer
"H" Samuel P. Butler Essex
"I" William H. King Steuben
"K" Emerson S. Northrup Herkimer

(Left Side):
1862 - 1902
After many years,
we, their surviving comrades,
journeying hither,
and calling to remembrance
their fortitude in the midst
of hardships, and their
courage in the midst of dangers,
have reverently,
and with loving hands,
erected this noble shaft,
overlooking the fields
on which they fell in glory,
to preserve their memory
from decay, and to tell all
the story of
their sacrifice, their patriotism,
and their valor.
Other Imortant Engagements
Edward's Ferry - Glendale
Siege of Yorktown - Malvern Hill
Fair Oaks, 1st & 2nd Days - South Mountain
Savage Station - Fredericksburg
HM NumberHM46Z
Year Placed1902
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263627 N 4373130
Decimal Degrees39.47531667, -77.74801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.519', W 77° 44.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 31.14" N, 77° 44' 52.86" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5818-5822 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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