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

Historic Defiance

Camp Trimble / 38th O.V.I.

 
 
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By Craig Doda, May 28, 2019
1. Historic Defiance Marker
Inscription.  A camp was established September 1, 1861, for the drill and organization of the 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The camp was named after Allen Trimble, an early Governor of the State of Ohio. Camp Trimble was located on the former Hull farm, a half-mile from Defiance on the bank of the Maumee River, near Preston Run in full view of the Court House.

Over 900 men enlisted in the regiment within a period of several weeks. Its ten companies were made up of volunteers from Defiance and surrounding counties of Williams, Paulding and Fulton. The regiment moved out on September 22, 1861. It served throughout the South during the Civil War, attached to the Armies of the Ohio and Cumberland. The regiment re-enlisted as a whole November 1863, earning the title 38th O.V.V.I., Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. It was attached to the 14th Army Corps until it was mustered out July 12, 1865. Ten Officers and 359 Enlisted men were lost to combat and disease.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 17.067′ N, 84° 20.6′ 
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By Craig Doda, May 28, 2019
2. Historic Defiance Marker
W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on Biede Avenue north of East 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coohcooche (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winchester's Camp #2 / Preston Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shawnee Glen (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 0.6 miles away); Defiance Historic Sites (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chief Pontiac (approx. 0.7 miles away); Location Of The Officers Quarters (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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