• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: 1903

Location: Branch Avenue on the South end of the Battlefield

Map Number: 78

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28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument

28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
OHIO
28th Infantry
Commanded by
Lieut. Col. Gottsfried Becker
Crooks (2d) Brigade
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac

This Regiment was conducted by Gen. Crook on a reconnoissance above the Bridge over Antietam Creek on the morning of Sept. 17, 1862, and 5 companies succeeded in crossing the Creek before the capture of the bridge; it then formed part of the forces that charged and drove the enemy from the creek.

Its loss was 2 men killed; 19 men wounded; total 21.

Did You Know?

15th Massachusetts Infantry Monument

The 15th Massachusetts Infantry went into the Battle of Antietam with 606 soldiers. 318 were killed or wounded, the highest number for any Union regiment in the battle. Their monument features a wounded lion carved in granite.