Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
To The Andrews Raiders
Right side of the Monument
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
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
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
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. ¾ mile away); 1st Michigan Engineers (approx. ¾ mile away); 5th & 20th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Monument (approx. ¾ 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.
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. • Heroes • War, US Civil •
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