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Coshocton in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

State of Ohio, Coshocton County

 
 
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
1. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
Inscription.
United States of America
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
State of Ohio, Coshocton County

Civil War
Elson, James M. Sergeant Mississippi 1863
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 40° 16.437′ N, 81° 51.972′ W. Marker is in Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the south courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Coshocton OH 43812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coshocton County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Coshocton County Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); William Green (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coshocton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond M. Hay (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware Nation Council House (about 800 feet away); Williamís Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coshocton.
 
Also see . . .  Gravesite of James Elson.
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
2. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
Marker is outside of photo, just beyond the left edge, on approach to war memorial with U.S. and Ohio flags.
Elson, born in Coshocton but relocated to Iowa, was serving in the 9th Iowa Infantry during the Battle of Vicksburg. During the grand assault of the Confederate defenses of the city on May 22, 1863, Elson carried the regimental colors in advance of the main body to encourage the other men. He was shot down trying to plant the colors in the enemy earthworks. (Submitted on December 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. HeroesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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