Near Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
the gallant 126th Reg't O.V.I.
commanded by Colonel Benjamin F. Smith
and Lieut. Colonel Aaron W. Ebright
6th Army Corps.
Army of the Potomac
(North Side):Ohio's tribute to the heroes of the gallant 126th Reg't O.V.I. who fell here May 12th 1864
the right of this position
Joshua C. Howell
John H. Myers
before this bloody angle.
John M. Russel
John B. Beatty
John H. Ramsey
George W. Arion
John J. Armstrong
Josiah W. Smith
Thomas M. Hervey
Abram M. Pollock
James S. Kneale
George W. Gillhart
Enos E. Swinehart
Lewis H. Wolf
Erected 1914 by State of Ohio.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
Location. 38° 13.452′ N, 77° 36.028′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east. Located on the Bloody Angle trail at tour stop three (Bloody Angle) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bloody Angle, Crowded Ravine (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on the Muleshoe (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (about 300 feet away); The Muleshoe Salient (about 400 feet away); The Confederate Earthworks (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Also see . . .
1. Bloody Angle. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Regimental history page. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The Battle as seen from the Ranks of the 126th Ohio. An account of the battle written by Capt. John E. Peck. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.