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?
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."