8th Connecticut Infantry Monument at the Antietam Battlefield

8th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Monument at the Antietam Battlefield

8th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Monument at the Antietam Battlefield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Oliver Case was killed near this spot on September 17, 1862. This was the “high water mark” for Union forces at the battle of Antietam. The 8th was alone fighting the Confederates as the remainder of Harland’s Brigade had failed to advance beyond the 40-acre cornfield.

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2 thoughts on “8th Connecticut Infantry Monument at the Antietam Battlefield

  1. This was NOT the high water mark for Union forces and the 8th Ct did not fight alone.

    The 9th NY was the high water mark and fought right near the 8th CT.

  2. Glad to see the updates on Private Case. I know you treasure his bible, but if you ever consider parting with it please give me the chance to reunite it with his canteen, and other 8th Connecticut relics.

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