• 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?

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.