• 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?

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."