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Tiffin in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Camp Noble

The Buckeye Vanguard

Camp Noble Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
1. Camp Noble Marker, side one
Inscription.  This is the site of Camp Noble, named for Congressman Warren P. Noble, who obtained the officer’s commission for William H. Gibson as the colonel of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Companies of 100 began to arrive here August 12, 1861 from Crawford, Hancock, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties. On August 20, they were mustered into Federal service as the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Nicknamed the “Buckeye Vanguard” by Col. Gibson, training continued until September 9, 1861, when the 49th was ordered to Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Departing Tiffin with 980 men, the 49th was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Stone River Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Resaca, Pickett’s Mill, Columbia, Kennesaw Mountain, Franklin, Nashville, and duty in Texas. The 49th returned to Tiffin December 31, 1865 with 201 men. A total of 1,552 names appeared on the rolls of the 49th. Of the total, 206 men killed or mortally wounded, 165 died of disease, 14 perished in rebel captivity, and 616 discharged because of Wounds or disease. The regiment traveled 4,600 miles during its service.
Camp Noble Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
2. Camp Noble Marker, side two
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2011 by Richard F. Mann Family, Seneca County Museum Foundation and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-74.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 12, 1861.
Location. 41° 7.23′ N, 83° 10.168′ W. Marker is in Tiffin, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Ohio Avenue and Hunter Street on Clifton Avenue. It is in Slater Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of Tiffin (approx. half a mile away); Camp Ball (approx. half a mile away); Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. half a mile away); State's First Female Lawyers (approx. half a mile away); Fort Ball (approx. half a mile away); Early Electric Illumination, 1884 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiffin.
Also see . . .  Regimental History of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. “Pursuing the enemy to Crab Orchard, the 49th marched to Bowling Green. From there it marched towards
Camp Noble Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
3. Camp Noble Marker
Clifton Avenue is on the left, and Ohio Avenue on the right. Hunter Street crosses left to right behind the photographer.
Nashville and on October 5th was with the advance of the siege on that city. It then went into camp at Mill Creek and remained there until December 29th. General Rosecrans, in command of the Army of the Cumberland, started his movement towards Murfreesboro on December 26th. The regiment moved out of Nashville, under Major General McCook, and after constant skirmishing found itself in line of battle on the extreme right of the Union army before Murfreesboro, on the evening of the 30th. At six o’clock the next morning Kirk’s brigade, to the left and front, was furiously assaulted by the enemy, and giving way, was thrown back on the 49th, which became engaged, and was forced back by overwhelming numbers a mile and a half to the Nashville Turnpike, which was reached after incessant conflict of nine hours.” (Submitted on October 24, 2019.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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