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

28th 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):
OHIO
28th Infantry
Commanded by
Lieut. Col. Gottfried Becker
Crooks (2d) Brigade
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac


(Rear of Monument):
This Regiment was conducted by Gen. Crook on a reconnaissance above the Bridge over Antietam Creek on the morning of Sept. 17, 1862, and 5 companies succeeded in crossing the Creek before the capture of the bridge; it then formed part of the forces that charged and drove the enemy from the creek.

Its loss was 2 men killed; 19 men wounded; total 21.
 
Erected 1903 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 27.184′ N, 77° 44.357′ 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command
Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Rear Inscription
(a few steps from this marker); Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); "It Is A.P. Hill" (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown’s (Wise), Virginia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Advance Was Made With the Utmost Enthusiasm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Final Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Kanawha Division, Ninth Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 28th Ohio Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps. The 28th was commanded by Lt. Col. Gottfried Becker at the battle. Becker was one of the '48ers', or political refugees fleeing Germany (and Europe in general) after a round of revolutions in 1848. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
 

3. 2nd German Ohio Regiment. The regiment was recruited as a "German" regiment at the start of the war. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Federal Tablet Cluster and the 28th Ohio Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
6. Federal Tablet Cluster and the 28th Ohio Monument
From left to right are the Ninth Army Corps Tablet (Number 70), Continuation Tablet, Crook's Brigade Tablet (Number 60), and the 28th Ohio Monument.
28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Last on the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 28th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
Last on the Left
The 28th Ohio Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
8. The 28th Ohio Advance
The regiment advanced across the open ground south of the Otto farm, with the 36th Ohio Regiment on their right (to the north or left of this photo). The regiment reached the crest of the ridge from which the photo was taken and managed to stand fast in the face of Confederate counter attacks from A.P. Hill's Division. But fell back as part of the general withdrawal of IX Corps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on October 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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