52 OHIO AT ANTIETAM.
The following inscriptions appear on the monument of the 8th O. V. I.:
Upon front of monument:
OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Lieut. Col. Franklin Sawyer
1st Brigade, Gen. Nathan Kimball
3rd Division, Gen. W. H. French
2nd Corps, Gen. Edwin V. Sumner
Army of the Potomac
Upon front panel:
On this Field Ohio's Sons Sacrificed
Life and Health for One Country and One Flag.
History, back of monument:
Sept. 17th, 1862, forded Antietam Creek waist deep; formed line of battle south of the Roulette Buildings, in orchard; took crest of hill at the point of the bayonet; held position for hours; supplied exhausted ammunition and muskets from dead and wounded; charged ''Boody Lane," capturing about 300 prisoners; number engaged 341; losses in killed and wounded 162.