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McConnelsville in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
State of Ohio, Morgan County
 
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
 
Inscription.
United States of America
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
State of Ohio
Morgan County

Civil War

Private Musician John T. Patterson
Winchester, VA 1863

Private Elbridge Robinson
Winchester, VA 1863

Private Jasper N. North
Vicksburg, MS 1863

Sergeant Cavalry M. Young
Osage, KS 1865
(Also Washington Co.)

Corporal Freeman C. Thompson
Petersburg, VA 1864

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.933′ N, 81° 51.179′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 60) and Kennebec Avenue, on the left on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan County (here, next to this marker); Evelyn True Button House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); First McConnelsville Christmas Tree (about 800 feet away); Malta & McConnelsville Fire Department 50th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Dana Gage / Mount Airy Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McConnelsville.
 
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
Morgan County historical marker on left. County courthouse in background.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. John T. Patterson. Along with Elbridge Robinson, Patterson stepped out under enemy fire to rescue a wounded comrade at the Battle of Second Winchester. (Submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Elbridge Robinson. Robinson and Patterson rescued a wounded comrade at the Battle of Second Winchester. (Submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Cavalry M Young's Medal of Honor
For four of the five Medal of Honor Recipients, the date shown on the marker reflects the date the battle occurred when the individual performed his most heroic act. For Sergeant Cavalry M Young of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry, however, the date shown is when the award was presented.

The Battle of Mine Creek, also known as the Battle of the Little Osage or the Battle of the Osage, a river not far from the Battlefield, occurred on October 25th, 1864, when General Sterling Price's Confederates were on the retreat from the Battle of Westport (modern day Kansas City). General Price had a 10 mile wagon train of booty he had collected from his campaign through Missouri and Kansas and was desperately trying to get away from General Alfred Pleasanton's Cavalry. In one of the largest cavalry battles in the war, and the only battle between regular Union and Confederate units on Kansas soil, Union troops attacked Price's rear guard that was protecting the stuck wagon train. Sgt. Young's Medal of Honor was presented for his capture of Confederate General William Cabell. A second Medal of Honor was earned by Private James Dunlavy, also of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. He captured General John S Marmaduke.
 
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
3. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
Marker seen in rear right of photo, in front of county courthouse. Civil War memorial in foreground.
 
    — Submitted June 21, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
McConnelsville Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. McConnelsville Civil War Memorial
The Memorial stands near the Medal of Honor Memorial. The Civil War memorial was presented by Thomas Henry Simpson in 1928.
 
 
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
A plaque with the Gettysburg Address is on the right side base of the Civil War monument.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 919 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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