• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

8th Pennsylvania Reserve (37th) Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1906

Location: Mansfield Ave

Map Number: 6

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8th Pennsylvania Reserve (37th) Infantry Monument

8th Pennsylvania Reserve (37th) Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
8th Regt.
Pennsylvania
Reserve Volunteer Corps
37th Regiment of the line
8th Pa. Reserve Vol. Inf.
Major Silas M. Baily,
2nd Brigade, 3rd Div., 1st Corps
Advanced about 600 yards south and became engaged with Hood's Confederate Division
Loss at Antietam
Killed 12 Wounded 44
Engagements Mechanicsville, Va., June 26, 1862
Gaines Mill, Va., June 27, 1862
Charles City Cross Road, Va., June 30, 1862 Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, 1862
Second Bull Run, Va., Aug. 28, 29 & 30, 1862
South Mountain, Md., Sept. 14, 1862
Antietam, Md., Sept. 16 and 17, 1862
Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862
Wilderness, Va., May 5 to 17, 1864
Spotsylvania, Va., May 5 to 17, 1864
Present at Dranesville, Bristae Station, Chantilly

Recruited Co. "A" Armstrong County; Co "B" Dauphin County; Cos. "C" & "E" Alleghany county; Cos. "D" & "G" Fayette County; Co. "F" Bedford County; co. "H" Clarion County; Co. "K" Washington County; Co. "I" Green County. Mustered into United States Service July 29, 1861, at Meridian Hill, D.C.; mustered out at Pittsburg May 24, 1864.

Summary Total enlistment, 1062; killed and died of wounds 158; total killed and wounded 490, captured and missing 147. Died of disease and accidents in prison 68.

Virtue, Liberty and Independence
Erected by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Private Johnny Cook, a bugler with Battery B, 4th U.S., was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Antietam when he was only 15 years old.