Westerly Granite in Maryland


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Antietam National Battlefield, MD

45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

Contractor: William Van Amringe Granite Company sub-contracted to the Smith Granite Company
Material: Blue Westerly granite statue only
Cost: $750
Date Ordered: February 19, 1904
Date Shipped: August 13, 1904
Height:
Base:
Features: Granite statue "Tear Cartridge" (See "Loading the musket" on page 47)
Statue Cutter: Harry E. Moriarty
Location: Branch Avenue., Antietam National Battlefield
Map Location: Monument 80 @ E9
About the unit: The Regiment advanced 264 yards Northwest of Branch Avenue, retiring to its initial position later in the day.. Casualties at Antietam: Killed 1; Wounded 36; Missing 1; Total 38. The 45th was commanded art Antietam by Lieutenant Colonel John Curtin, the half brother to Pennsylvania's Governor.

 

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