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30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 
 
30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.
(Front Inscription):
Ohio
30th Infantry
Commanded by
Lieut. Col. Theodore Jones (captured)
Major George H. Hildt
Hugh Ewing's (1st) Brigade
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac

(Rear Inscription):
This Regiment was engaged here about 5 o'clock P.M. September 17, 1862. Its loss was 3 officers and 10 men killed, including both color bearers; 1 officer and 48 men wounded; 2 officers and 15 men taken prisoners; total 80.
 
Erected 1903 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 26.93′ N, 77° 44.453′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archer's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch (about 300 feet away); a different marker also
Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Rear Inscription
named Ninth Army Corps (about 400 feet away); Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 30th Ohio Infantry, 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps. The regimental command devolved from Col. Hugh Ewing, to Lt. Col. Theodore Jones, then to Major George H. Hildt during the battle. The regiment would later serve on the Vicksburg Campaign, relief of Chattanooga, Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, and Carolinas Campaign. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Front Inscription
30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Ewing's Brigade Tablet and 30th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
6. Ewing's Brigade Tablet and 30th Ohio Infantry Monument
The 23rd and 30th Ohio Infantry Regiments formed along the stone wall in this vicinity from around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the afternoon of September 17. The current stone wall is a reproduction of the original.
30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Lieut. Col. Theodore Jones image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
8. Lieut. Col. Theodore Jones
Major George H. Hildt image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
9. Major George H. Hildt
The 30th Ohio's Advance and Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
10. The 30th Ohio's Advance and Retreat
Looking east from Branch Avenue, about where the 23th Ohio Infantry Monument stands. Both the 23th and 30th advanced from positions on the other side of the ridge line in the distance (with the snake rail fence seen on the open slopes), close to the Burnside Bridge. The 30th advanced across the low round about half way across this opening and dressed along a stone wall to the south (out of frame to the right). Later, after 5 p.m., the regiment fell back across the same ground when pressed by several Confederate brigades.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 968 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   10. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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