8th Ohio Infantry Monument
On this field Ohio's sons sacrificed life and health for one country and one flag.
September 17, 1862 forded Antietam Creek waist deep, formed line of battle South of the Roulette buildings, in orchard, took crest of hill at the point of the bayonet; held position four hours; supplies exhausted; ammunition and muskets from dead and wounded; charged "Bloody Lane" captured about 300 prisoners; number engaged 341; Losses in killed and wounded 162.
Did You Know?
Alexander Gardner's photographs of Antietam were the first ever images to show dead soldiers on the field of battle. A New York Times article about the photographs said it was if the "dead had been laid at our doorsteps." More...