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?
Six generals were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam - 3 Union and 3 Confederate. Today, the location where they were killed is marked by a mortuary cannon, a cannon barrel muzzle down in a block of stone.