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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Andrews Raiders

Ohio's Tribute

 
 
Ohio's Tribute to the Andrews Raiders Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 1984
1. Ohio's Tribute to the Andrews Raiders Marker
Andrews Raiders Monument - A large Blue Westerly granite monument located in Section H is topped by a bronze replica of a tall-stacked wood burning Civil War locomotive, erected in 1890 by the State of Ohio.
Inscription. Front of the Monument

Ohio's Tribute
To The Andrews Raiders
1862
Erected 1890.


Right side of the Monument

Escaped

21st Ohio Vol. Inf.
J. Alfred Wilson, Co. C
Mark Wood, " "
Wm. J. Knight, " E
Wilson W. Brown, " F
John R. Porter, " G
33rd Ohio Vol. Inf.
Martin J. Hawkins, Co. A
John Wollam, " C
Daniel Allen Dorsey, " H

Back side of the Monument

Executed

James J. Andrews, Flemingsburg, KY.
Marion A. Ross, Co. A, 2nd Ohio Vol. Inf.
George D. Wilson " B, " " " "
Perry G. Shadrach " K, " " " "
John M. Scott, " F, 21st " " "
Samuel Slavens, " E, 33rd " " "
Samuel Robertson, " G, " " " "
William H. Campbell, Salineville, Ohio.

Left side of the Monument

Exchanged

2nd Ohio Vol. Inf.
William Pittenger, Co. G
21st Ohio Vol. Inf.
William Bensinger, Co. G
Robert Buffum, Co. H
Elihu H. Mason Co. K
33rd Ohio Vol. Inf.
William H. Reddick, Co. B
Jacob Parrott, " K

 
Erected 1890 by State of Ohio.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Right Side of Monument
series.
 
Location. 35° 2.051′ N, 85° 17.192′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Holtzclaw Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2nd & 33rd Massachusetts Infantry (approx. mile away); 1st Michigan Engineers (approx. mile away); 5th & 20th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Monument (approx. mile away); Battery E, Pennsylvania Artillery (approx. 0.8 miles away); 10th Michigan Infantry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wisconsin State Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hazen's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away); 27th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Andrews Raiders. The very first Medals of Honor were given to these men by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Later, all but two of the other soldiers also received them (posthumously for those who had been executed). The two who have not received the Medal of Honor were executed but the story of their heroics was apparently lost in a paper shuffle at the War Department, and it took some lobbying for them to be appropriately honored.
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Back of Monument
As civilians, Andrews and Campbell were not eligible.(Wikipedia)
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Andrews Raid by Markers
 
Also see . . .
1. Andrews Raid. Six feet tall, approximately 185 pounds, clear complexion, gray eyes, abundant black hair, short curling beard, later to become luxuriantly full; he was about 33 years old on the day of the raid.
Born about 1829 in Holiday's Cove, Virginia (now Wierton, West Virginia).
Hanged June 7, 1862, near the present day intersection of 3rd and Juniper Streets, NE, Atlanta, Georgia. (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Great Locomotive Chase Links. A collection of links regarding the chase. (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. HeroesWar, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
4. Left Side of Monument
Andrews Raiders Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1984
5. Andrews Raiders Marker
Andrews Raiders Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1984
6. Andrews Raiders Marker
James Andrews Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 1984
7. James Andrews Marker
Andrews Plot: Section H, Grave 12982
Sergeant Samuel Slavens Plot :Grave No. 11176, Medal of Honor Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1984
8. Sergeant Samuel Slavens Plot :Grave No. 11176, Medal of Honor
Company E, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, one of the first to recieve the Medal Of Honor. That is a gold (perhaps painted) inlay to signify the honor
To The Andrews Raiders Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gayle McGuffey, 2003
9. To The Andrews Raiders Marker
We are descendents of Samuel Slavens and took this picture on the trip down to the private opening of the Southern Museum...in Kennesaw. The opening was only for the descendents of the participants in the "Chase". It's not very clear, but I may find better pictures or even take some additional ones this year as we are planning a trip to see the bench we had erected in honor of Pvt. Samuel Slavens.
Locomotive "General" atop Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Steve Lyons, April 9, 2006
10. Locomotive "General" atop Marker
The locomotive "General" was captured by the Andrews Raiders at Big Shanty, GA and later recaptured by the locomotive "Texas" near Ringgold, GA. "The Great Locomotive Chase" inspired movies including Buster Keaton's "The General", and Walt Disney's "The Great Locomotive Chase."
Andrews Raiders Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
11. Andrews Raiders
Frontal view of the tombstones of the eight executed Andrew Raiders. From left to right, the tombstones belonged to the following: James J. Andrews, Samuel Slavens, Samuel Robertson, George D. Wilson, Marion A. Ross, William Campbell, P.G. Shadrack, and John M. Scott.
Andrews Raiders Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
12. Andrews Raiders
View of tombstone of Samuel Robertson.
Andrews Raiders Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
13. Andrews Raiders
View of tombstone of George D. Wilson.
Andrews Raiders Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
14. Andrews Raiders
View of tombstone of Marion A. Ross.
Andrews Raiders Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
15. Andrews Raiders
View of tombstone of William Campbell.
Andrews Raiders Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
16. Andrews Raiders
View of tombstone of P. G. Shadrack.
Andrews Raiders Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
17. Andrews Raiders
View of tombstone of John M. Scott.
Andrews Raiders Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, September 14, 2008
18. Andrews Raiders Marker
Headstone of Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel A Dorsey. 2nd Lt. Dorsey is interred at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.
Andrews Raiders Marker Chattanooga National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, September 14, 2013
19. Andrews Raiders Marker Chattanooga National Cemetery
Marker in the distance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,866 times since then. Last updated on , by Ron Shadrach of Parma, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on , by Gayle McGuffey of Williamstown, Wv, 26187.   10. submitted on , by Steve Lyons of Atlanta, Georgia.   11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   18. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   19. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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