Monument to Col. J.H. Childs, 4th PA Cavalry
At this spot Col. Jas. H. Childs of the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry in temporary command and of Averill's Brigade fell mortally wounded on the morning of Sept. 17, 1862.
Did You Know?
Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."