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Letts in Louisa County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Henry Harrison Reddick

Civil War Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
1. William Henry Harrison Reddick Marker
Inscription.  In April of 1862 Reddick, a corporal in the 33rd Ohio Infantry, participated in a raid 200 miles behind Confederate lines that came to be known as The Great Locomotive Chase. Reddick was captured and spent nearly a year in Confederate prisons, finally exchanged in March of 1863. He and five of his comrades received the very first Medals of Honor from Secretary of War Stanton on March 25, 1863. They then had a private meeting with President Abraham Lincoln so that he might personally express the nation’s gratitude for their heroism and sacrifice.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
 
Location. 41° 19.671′ N, 91° 13.726′ W. Marker is in Letts, Iowa, in Louisa County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street, 0.1 miles east of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the
Marker detail: Reddick as a 2nd Lt in 1865 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Reddick as a 2nd Lt in 1865
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William Henry Harrison Reddick grave site in Lettsville Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Letts IA 52754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 11.6 miles away); Great River Road / Mark Twain Overlook (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
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1. William Henry Harrison Reddick. One of 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. (Submitted on June 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. William H. Reddick (Wikipedia). Reddick was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 25, 1863 for his actions in April of 1862. He was the sixth individual to receive the medal. (Submitted on June 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
William Henry Harrison Reddick Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
3. William Henry Harrison Reddick Headstone
Wm H.H. Reddick
Born Sep. 18, 1840 • Died Nov. 8, 1903
Lt. Co B.33.O. Vol. Inf, also a member of
Andrew’s raiders. Captured and held 11 mos. in
Libby Prison.


Rachel Ann Reddick
Born May 19, 1848 • Died Dec. 15, 1930
William Henry Harrison Reddick CMOH Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
4. William Henry Harrison Reddick CMOH Marker
William H H Reddick
Medal of Honor
2nd Lieut CO B 33 Ohio Inf
Civil War
Sep 18 1840 † Nov 8 1903
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
5. William Henry Harrison Reddick Headstone & Markers
William Henry Harrison Reddick Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
6. William Henry Harrison Reddick Gravesite
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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