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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Congressional Medal of Honor

Recipients of Ohio County

 
 
Congressional Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
1. Congressional Medal of Honor Marker
Inscription.
Civil War
1865     Josiah M. Curtis
1865     Daniel A. Wood
1865     Joseph McCauslin
1865     Thomas Anderson

Indian Wars
1874     William Dixon
1875     Daniel Bishop

Noncombatant
1904     Robert Edward Cox

Spanish American War
1914     Henry Nehemiah Nickerson

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 40° 4.092′ N, 80° 43.489′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Wheeling Heritage Trail west of Water Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheeling Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheeling -- "a pretty considerable Village" (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Henry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Siege of Fort Henry
Congressional Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
2. Congressional Medal of Honor Marker
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (about 400 feet away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Additional comments.
1. Henry Nehemiah Nickerson
Henry Nehemiah Nickerson was a Boatswain's Mate who showed extraordinary heroism during the siege of Vera Cruz on April 21, 1914. The Spanish American War began and ended in 1898. The Siege of Vera Cruz was the US reaction to the Tampico Affair in 1914.
    — Submitted November 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

2. Robert Edward Cox
Robert Edward Cox was a Gunner's Mate who was honored for fighting a fire on the USS Missouri in 1904.
    — Submitted November 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
Congressional Medal of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
3. Congressional Medal of Honor
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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