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

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

State of Ohio, Guernsey County

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
1. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
Inscription.  
United States of America
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
State of Ohio, Guernsey County

Civil War
Cox, Robert M. - Corporal - Mississippi - 1863
Power, Albert - Private - Arkansas - 1862
Richardson, William R. - Private - Virginia - 1865
Waller, Francis A. - Corporal - Pennsylvania - 1863

WWII
Christian, Herbert F. - Private - Italy - 1944
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 40° 1.492′ N, 81° 35.393′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Wheeing Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west. Memorial is on the south grounds of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge OH 43725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purple Heart Memorial (here, next to this marker); Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
2. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial
To left are the Purple Heart and Veterans Memorials and to right is the Desert Storm Memorial. Courthouse is in background.
(here, next to this marker); Guernsey County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Guernsey Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Robert T. Secrest (within shouting distance of this marker); Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George R. Tingle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Regarding Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients. Corporal Robert Cox, of Company K, 55th Illinois Infantry was awarded the Medal of Honor for "Bravely defended the colors planted on the outward parapet of Fort Hill" during the battle of Vicksburg, on May 22, 1863.

Private Albert W. Power, of Company A, 3rd Iowa Cavalry, charged the enemy to assist a wounded comrade during the battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on May 7, 1862.

Before the battle of Sailor's Creek, Virgina, on April 6, 1865, Private William Richardson of Company A, 2nd Ohio Cavalry was captured by the Confederates. He made an escape and provided information on the enemy dispositions.

Corporal Francis
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Waller was a member of Company I, 6th Wisconsin Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 1, 1863, he captured the colors of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry at the Railroad Cut.
 
Also see . . .  Medal of Honor Citation for Herbert Christian. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,221 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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