Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Col. Carr B. White
Hugh Ewings (1st) Brigade
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac
This Regiment advanced to this place on the afternoon of September 17, 1862. It moved from extreme left of Union line of battle exposed to a severe flank fire and held their position the remainder of the day. Its loss was 17 men killed and 25 men wounded, total 33.
Erected 1903 by State of Ohio.
Location. 39° 26.861′ N, 77° 44.238′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop seven of the Final Attack walking trail. 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. We Poured Volley After Volley, Doubtless With Terrible Execution (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archer's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery E, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery E, 2nd U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . .
1. 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 12th Ohio Infantry, 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps. Corporal Leonidas H. Inscho, of Company E, received the Medal of Honor for actions at the Battle of South Mountain, where he single handedly captured five Confederates despite being badly wounded. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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