The 8th OVI Monument at Antietam



The following inscriptions appear on the monument of the 8th OVI:

8TH REGIMENT
OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

Lieut. Col. Franklin Sawyer
1st Brigade, Gen. Nathan Kimball
3rd Division, Gen. W.H. French
2nd Corps, Gen. Edwin V. Sumner
Army of the Potomac

Upon the front panel:

On this Field Ohio's Sons Sacrificed
Life and Health for One Country and One Flag.

History, back of monument:

Sept. 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 for hours; supplied exhausted amumunition and muskets from the dead and wounded; charged "Bloody Lane," capturing about 300 prisoners; number engaged 341; losses in killed and wounded 162.


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