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El Reno in Canadian County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Major General Jesse Lee Reno
1823-1862
 
Plinth - Major General Jesse Lee Reno Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Mr. M. Blakelylaw, May 26, 2012
1. Plinth - Major General Jesse Lee Reno Statue
 
Inscription. El Reno namesake born in Wheeling, West Virginia. Reno was a 1846 graduate of West Point Military and thrice decorated hero of 1846 war with Mexico. He was promotoed to Brigadier General at the start of the Civil War. Reno is credited with saving the nation's capitol at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run prior to being promoted to Major General in July 1862. Reno was kiiled in action on Sept. 14, 1862 at the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, D.C.
 
Location. 35° 31.944′ N, 97° 57.236′ W. Marker is in El Reno, Oklahoma, in Canadian County. Marker is at the intersection of Sunset Drive and South Bickford Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Sunset Drive. Click for map. The statue and plinth are located in a little park called Youngheim's Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: El Reno OK 73036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Reno (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Major General Jesse Lee Reno. General Reno's most famous namesake is the city of Reno, Nevada.

Even though he is currently buried in Georgetown, that was not his initial resting place. After his death, his body was initially buried in Boston, his wife's hometown.
 
Youngheim's Plaza Photo, Click for full size
By Mr. M. Blakelylaw, May 26, 2012
2. Youngheim's Plaza
 

 
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Major General Jesse Lee Reno Photo, Click for full size
By Mr. M. Blakelylaw, May 26, 2012
3. Major General Jesse Lee Reno
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 369 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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