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

Camp Bushnell

Spanish American War

 

—Here Ohio Loyalty Responded to the Summons"Remember the Maine” —

 
Camp Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
1. Camp Bushnell Marker
Inscription. To establish a camp of general rendezvous for the Ohio National Guard and other Ohio troops, the citizens of Columbus offered to the State of Ohio Bullitt Park, now a part of Bexley - President William McKinley, April 25 1898, through Governor Asa S. Bushnell issued the first call to arms, to which 428 officers and 8,052 enlisted men responded. In answer to a second call 75 officers and 6,801 men volunteered - The first troops arrived April 28 and were mustered into service May 7-14. From the total number of 15,334 officers and enlisted men were formed nine regiments and one battalion of volunteer infantry, one regiment of volunteer cavalry and one battalion of volunteer light artillery.

As a tribute to the patriotism of these men this tablet is erected by the school children of Bexley
September 3 1934

In this changing world, the memory of valiance abides
 
Erected 1934 by The School Children of Bexley.
 
Location. 39° 58.187′ N, 82° 56.26′ W. Marker is in Bexley, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 40) and Drexel Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Click for map. Monument is across Broad Street from the Columbus
Camp Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
2. Camp Bushnell Marker
School for Girls. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bexley (here, next to this marker); Bexley World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Capital University (approx. 0.9 miles away); The National Road / The Interurban Electric Railway (approx. 0.9 miles away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. one mile away); A Brief History of Eastmoor / Eastmoor Polo Field (approx. one mile away); War! – “It Is All Hell” (approx. 1.1 miles away); White Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bexley.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Camp Bushnell Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
3. Camp Bushnell Monument
Camp Bushnell Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
4. Camp Bushnell Monument
Bexley World War II Memorial in foreground.
 
 
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