Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Pitt Richardson
Richardson was born on May 25, 1824 in Washington County, PA. He graduated from Washington College in 1844 and moved to Ohio to be a teacher. In 1846 he enlisted In the Third Ohio Infantry and served in the Mexican War. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in August 1852 and practiced law in Woodsfield, OH. In 1855 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Monroe County, OH. He also served as Brigadier General in the Ohio Militia at the start of the Civil War. After the attack on Fort Sumter Richardson raised two companies that were assigned to the 25th OVI where he rose to the rank of Colonel. On May 2, 1863 he was severely wounded in the right shoulder at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
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(Continued from other side) The wound permanently deprived Richardson use of his right arm and he was not on duty again until January 1864 when assigned court-martial duty at Camp Chase, OH. He was later placed in command there until August 1865. In October 1864 he was elected Attorney General of the State of Ohio but resigned at the request of Governor Brough who urged him to remain in
Erected 2018 by City of Marietta, Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Location. 39° 25.331′ N, 81° 27.571′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street (Ohio Route 60) and Washington Street (Ohio Route 7), on the right when traveling south on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campus Martius (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons (about 600 feet away); The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / The Ohio Company Purchase (about 600 feet away); Land Office (about 700 feet away); Rufus Dawes House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Garden (approx. 0.2 miles Christ United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merydith House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . .
1. William Pitt Richardson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historical Marker dedicated to honor Brigadier General William Pitt Richardson. (Submitted on December 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.