Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Another 185 local men enlisted at Camp Anderson as the 2nd and 3rd Lancaster Guards in 1861. These Fairfield County units made up much of the 17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Few units besides the 17th, if any, had more local men in the field during the war. They saw action in Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Tennessee and joined Lancaster’s own General William Tecumseh Sherman in his March to the Sea in 1864. The 17th OVI was mustered out of the Army on August 15, 1864 with 27 men, one-fourth of the approximately 100 who enlisted.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1861.
Location. 39° 43.479′ N, 82° 35.887′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North High Street (Ohio Route 37) and East Fair Avenue. To see the marker, enter the fairgrounds via the Broad Street gate on E. Fair Ave and immediately turn right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 159 E Fair Ave, Lancaster OH 43130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C & O Depot at Carroll, Ohio (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dumontville General Store (about 500 feet away); Liberty Township No. 6 School (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Log House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rising Park Centennial Celebration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Standing Stone National Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Peter's Lutheran Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Union Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . . Ohio History Connection Entry. “While the state militia system had deteriorated throughout the first half (Submitted on June 30, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on October 16, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.