The 118th Pennsylvania is Attacked by Yellow Jackets

On a hot, late summer afternoon in 1862, the newly-formed 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Corn-Exchange Regiment, conducted initial field training at Camp Union near their hometown of Philadelphia. With nearly one thousand new recruits in battalion for drill, the regiment marched down a slope near their encampment, fully equipped with the regimental band and…

The Mortal Wounding and Death of Isaac Rodman

Just east of the present-day Harpers Ferry Road and due southeast of the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, lies two monuments in a field, surrounding by a wooden fence. The tall obelisk is in memory of the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment monument. Just southeast of this large monument sits a small, upside-down bronze cannon…