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36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 
 
36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front of Monument):
36th Infantry
commanded by
Lieut. Col. Melvin Clarke (Killed)
Crook's (2d) Brigade
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac
Ohio


(Rear of Monument):
This Regiment advanced near the Bridge over Antietam Creek on the morning of September 17, 1862, supporting Sturgis' Division. It participated in the charge by which the Bridge was captured. Lieut. Col. Melvin Clarke was killed near this spot.

Its loss was 1 officer and 1 man killed; 21 men wounded; 2 men missing. Total 25.
 
Erected 1903 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 27.236′ N, 77° 44.338′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Branch Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop 10, the Final Attack, of the driving tour of 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. The Final Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); The Advance Was Made With the Utmost Enthusiasm (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery
Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Rear Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); "It Is A.P. Hill" (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
36th Ohio Monument on the East Side of Branch Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. 36th Ohio Monument on the East Side of Branch Avenue
36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Lt. Col. Melvin Clarke (1813-1862) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Lt. Col. Melvin Clarke (1813-1862)
Clarke was mortally wounded during the battle. He was promoted to full colonel on the day he died.
36th Ohio Infantry Follows the 100th Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. 36th Ohio Infantry Follows the 100th Pennsylvania
Following and supporting Welsh's Brigade was Crook's Brigade of the Kanawha Division. In the footsteps of the 100th Pennsylvania was the 36th Ohio. On the left along the stone wall stands the regiment's monument. The white structure on the right is the Otto Farm. The Sherrick Farm house stands on the other side of Burnside Bridge Road. This perspective gives a fair appreciation for the terrain and obstacles faced by the Federal advance in this sector.
36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
7. 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Marker (left)
Overlooking Sherrick's farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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