The monument to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer infantry Regiment is in the woods east of Burnside’s Bridge. (Burnside’s Bridge Tour Map; 39°27’00.9″N 77°43’46.6″W; map location) It was dedicated on October 8, 1894.

Monument to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the Antietam battlefieldThe 11th Connecticut made the first assault on Burnside’s Bridge. It was commanded by Colonel Henry Kingsbury, who received four wounds and was carried from the field to the Rohrbach house, where he died later in the day. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin Stedman took command of the regiment and remained on the field even though he was badly wounded in the leg. Major John Ward then took command. The regiment lost 37 men killed or mortally wounded and 103 wounded.

nearby marker tells more about the 11th Connecticut Infantry Regiment.

The front of the monument is topped by the Seal of the State of Connecticut carved in stone and features a large bronze tablet showing the regiment’s assault on Burnside’s Bridge and the inscripton:

11th Conn. V.I.

Monument to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the Antietam battlefieldThe rear of the monument is topped by the anchor-and-cannon symbol of the Union Ninth Army Corps and lists the names of the men who were killed or mortally wounded at Antietam:

9th Corps

Col. W. Kingsbury
Capt. J.D. Griswold, Co. A
Christian Steinmetz, Co. C
William Halbeass, Co. C
1st Sergt. J.R. Read, Co. D
Corp. G.R. Crane, Co. D
Edward Demming, Co. D
Lewis Dayton, Co. D
Alvin Flint, Co. D (Jr.)
1st Sergt. Hiram C. Roberts, Co. E
Corp. Theodore S. Bates, Co. E
Benjamin J. Beach, Co. E
William F. Coggswell, Co. E
Theodore Parrett, Co. E
George L. Wilson, Co. E
Clinton Fessington, Co. F
David Tarboc, Co. F
Fennimore Weeks, Co. F
Frank Chaffee, Co. G
George H. Heflin, Co. G
William H. Hitchcock, Co. G
Corp. David M. Ford, Co. H
Corp. John C. Holwell, Co. H
Corp. Orville F. Armstrong, Co. H
Davis Batty, Co. H
William H. Hall, Co. H
Thomas Lawson, Co. H
Charles H. Morse, Co. H
Asa W. Rouse, Co. H
John H. Walker, Co. H
James Morgan, Co. I
John Murray, Co. I
Albert Todd, Co. I
1st Sergt. George E. Bailey, Co. K
Henry W. Davis, Co. K
William H. Houghton, Co. K
William Lane, Co. K

Detail of the bronze tablet from the Monument to the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the Antietam battlefield

The Bronze bas-relief on the monument shows the fight at Burnside’s Bridge

See more about the history of the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War