• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Monument to Col. J.H. Childs, 4th PA Cavalry

Dedicated: Early 1900s
Location: Route 34, on the South side of the road, just West of Antietam Creek
Map Number: 65
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Monument to Col. J.H. Childs, 4th PA Cavalry

Monument to Col. J.H. Childs, 4th PA Cavalry

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Monument Text:
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.
 
Col. J.H. Childs, 4th PA Cavalry
Col. J.H. Childs, 4th PA Cavalry was killed at Antietam while advancing with his unit near the Middle Bridge.
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Did You Know?

Artillery at Antietam

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."