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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 
 
11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front Inscription):
OHIO
11th Infantry
Commanded by
Lieut. Col. Augustus H. Coleman (Killed)
Maj. Lyman Jackson
Crook's (2nd) Brigade
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac


(Rear Inscription):
This Regiment advanced in skirmish line toward the bridge over the Antietam Creek, participated in the charge which drove the enemy from the creek and advanced to this point which it held until the close of the day. Its loss was 1 officer and 3 men killed; 1 officer and 11 men wounded; 5 men missing, total 21.
 
Erected 1903 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 27.117′ N, 77° 44.277′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located about 150 yards east of Branch Avenue, at stop four of the Final Attack hiking trail on the Antietam Battlefield. 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. Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Command (about 500 feet away); Wise (Virginia) Artillery (about 500 feet away); Ninth Army Corps (about 500 feet away); 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Rear Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
2. Rear Inscription

 
Also see . . .
1. 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 11th Ohio Infantry, 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps. Coleman had attended West Point, but evidence suggests he did not graduate. He was a farmer before the war. Jackson was a lawyer before the war and later commanded another Ohio regiment. (Submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A "Pointer" Marker for the 11th Ohio Monument Stands on Branch Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. A "Pointer" Marker for the 11th Ohio Monument Stands on Branch Avenue
Pointer Marker and the 11th Ohio Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Pointer Marker and the 11th Ohio Monument
Seen from Branch Avenue, looking east. The 11th was part of the second line of Federal troops in this sector. Crook's Brigade was supporting Willcox's and Rodman's Divisions.
11th Ohio Monument seen from Branch Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
5. 11th Ohio Monument seen from Branch Avenue
Seen from the pull off for stop ten of the driving tour of the battlefield. The monument stands on a retaining wall for the Otto Farm Lane. This wall may date to the time the park was established, providing access for military staff rides. During the battle, the 11th Ohio advanced up to the forward slope of the ridge on which the monument stands.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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