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Napoleon in Henry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civil War Camp Latty
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
1. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the historic marker.
 
Inscription. Front Text : "Civil War Camp Latty"

Camp Latty was located at the corner of Riverview and Glenwood Avenues in Napoleon, Ohio and included Glenwood Cemetery in its grounds. This camp was named for Judge Alexander S. Latty, a staunch supporter of the Union. From October to December 1861 the 68th Regiment was organized. The 68th Regiment then took part in the Battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth, the Battles of Hatchiesís Bridge, Port Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, the Siege of Vicksburg, the Meridian Campaign, the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the Battle of Atlanta, the Siege of Atlanta, the Battle of Jonesboro, Shermanís March to the Sea, the Carolinas Campaign, the Battle of Bentonville, the Surrender of Johnstonís Army, and the Grand Review in Washington, D.C. The 68th Regiment served in every Confederate State except Florida and Texas.

Back Text : "Civil War Camp Latty"

Robert Kingston Scott became the Colonel of the 68th Regiment in 1862. Scott was with Major General James B. McPherson when McPherson was killed in the Battle of Atlanta. Scott was captured and later exchanged. The 68th Regiment lost a total of 300 men during its service; 2 officers and 48 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 249 enlisted men died of disease. Scott was commissioned
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
2. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historic marker.
 
as a Brigadier General of Volunteers on January 16, 1865 and received the brevet rank of Major General later that year. Robert K. Scott became Governor of South Carolina in 1868 and served for two terms. Robert K. Scott is buried in the family mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery. Many veterans of the 68th O.V.I. are buried in Glenwood Cemetery including Dr. John Bloomfield, C.E. Reynolds, and the Regimentís barber, George Valentine.
 
Erected 2011 by Henry County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society . (Marker Number 3-35.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 22.907′ N, 84° 8.548′ W. Marker is in Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry County. Marker is on West Riverview Ave (Ohio Route 424) west of Glenwood Avenue. Click for map. This historic marker is located in the southwest side of Napoleon, at the northern entrance to Ritter Park, which is just off of state route 424. The marker is situated between Ritter Park and the Maumee River. . Marker is in this post office area: Napoleon OH 43545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Henry County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Prairie Des Mascoutins / Damascus (approx. 7.3 miles away); Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation / The Old Kentucky Burial Grounds (approx. 8.8 miles away); Draining the Great Black Swamp (approx. 9.5 miles away); Two Canals (approx. 9.6 miles away); Lock No. 13 & Independence Dam (approx. 9.6 miles away); James Durbin (approx. 10.6 miles away); Winchester's Camp #2 / Preston Island (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
3. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
View of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking down into Ritter Park.
 

 
More about this marker. Across the street from the historic marker, and directly across the street from the park entrance, there is a residential driveway with a low brick retaining wall lining the north side of the driveway. Inside of this brick retaining wall there is a cut stone marker that also commemorates the location of Camp Latty.
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
4. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking down into Ritter Park, with State Route 424 seen along the right side of the picture and the Maumee River on the distant left side.
 
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
5. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
View of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking up to the park entrance off state route 424.
 
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
6. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking up to the park entrance off state route 424.
 
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
7. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
Cut stone marker that commemorates Camp Latty, situated in a low brick retaining wall, across the street (SR 424) from the historic marker.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 365 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
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