• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: 1903

Location: 300 yards East of Branch Avenue on the historic Otto Farm

Map Number: 94

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12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument

12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
OHIO
12th Infantry
Commanded by
Col. Carr B. White
Hugh Ewings (1st) Brigade
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac
This Regiment advanced to this place on the afternoon of September 17, 1862. It moved from extreme left of Union line of battle exposed to a severe flank fire and held their position the remainder of the day. Its loss was 17 men killed and 25 men wounded, total 33.

Did You Know?

William McKinley as a soldier and president.

William McKinley served at Antietam as a Commissary Sergeant in the 23rd Ohio Infantry before becoming the nation’s 25th President. A monument to him at Antietam was dedicated in his memory on October 13, 1903, two years after he was assassinated.