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5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument

 
 
5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument
Inscription.
(Front Side):
Ohio
5th Infantry
Commanded by
Major John Collins

7th Infantry
Commanded by
Lieut. Col. Eugene Powell

66th Infantry
Commanded by
Major Orrin J. Crane

Tyndale's (1st) Brigade
Greene's (2d) Division
Twelfth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac


(Rear Side):
5th 66th 7th

These three regiments became engaged about 7:30 A.M., September 17, 1862,
advanced and drove the enemy from the woods near the Dunkard Church and were in action until 1:30 P.M.
Their combined loss was 17 men killed, 4 officers and 87 men wounded,
2 men missing, total 110.
 
Erected 1903.
 
Location. 39° 28.521′ N, 77° 44.783′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike and Smoketown Road, on the right when traveling north on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike. Click for map. Located at stop one of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield, across the road from the Dunker Church. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance
Front Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Front Face of Monument
of this marker. Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command (here, next to this marker); Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Twelfth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Destroy the Rebel Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunkard Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Beacon of Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Tyndale's Brigade. Tyndale's Brigade included four Ohio regiments and one from Pennsylvania. In addition to those mentioned on the monument was the 29th Ohio, which was detached for separate service on September 9th, 1862 and was not present at the battle.
Rear Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Rear Face of Monument
The 28th Pennsylvania completed the Brigade's allotment of regiments. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Major John Collins' Official Report of the Battle. (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Major Orrin J. Crane. (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument
5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 5th, 7th and 66th Ohio Infantry Monument
Major Orrin J. Crane (1829-1863) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Major Orrin J. Crane (1829-1863)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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