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

Civil War Camp Latty

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
1. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the historic marker.
Inscription.  Front Text : "Civil War Camp Latty"

Camp Latty was located at the corner of Riverview and Glenwood Avenues in Napoleon, Ohio and included Glenwood Cemetery in its grounds. This camp was named for Judge Alexander S. Latty, a staunch supporter of the Union. From October to December 1861 the 68th Regiment was organized. The 68th Regiment then took part in the Battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth, the Battles of Hatchies’s Bridge, Port Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, the Siege of Vicksburg, the Meridian Campaign, the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the Battle of Atlanta, the Siege of Atlanta, the Battle of Jonesboro, Sherman’s March to the Sea, the Carolinas Campaign, the Battle of Bentonville, the Surrender of Johnston’s Army, and the Grand Review in Washington, D.C. The 68th Regiment served in every Confederate State except Florida and Texas.

Back Text : "Civil War Camp Latty"

Robert Kingston Scott became the Colonel of the 68th Regiment in 1862. Scott was with Major General James B. McPherson when McPherson was killed in the Battle of Atlanta. Scott was captured and later exchanged.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
2. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historic marker.
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The 68th Regiment lost a total of 300 men during its service; 2 officers and 48 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 249 enlisted men died of disease. Scott was commissioned as a Brigadier General of Volunteers on January 16, 1865 and received the brevet rank of Major General later that year. Robert K. Scott became Governor of South Carolina in 1868 and served for two terms. Robert K. Scott is buried in the family mausoleum in Glenwood Cemetery. Many veterans of the 68th O.V.I. are buried in Glenwood Cemetery including Dr. John Bloomfield, C.E. Reynolds, and the Regiment’s barber, George Valentine.
 
Erected 2011 by Henry County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society . (Marker Number 3-35.)
 
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 month for this entry is January 1967.
 
Location. 41° 22.907′ N, 84° 8.548′ W. Marker is in Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry County. Marker is on West Riverview Ave (Ohio Route 424) west of Glenwood Avenue. This historic marker is located in the southwest side of Napoleon, at the northern entrance to Ritter Park, which is just off of state route 424. The marker is situated between Ritter
Civil War Camp Latty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
3. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
View of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking down into Ritter Park.
Park and the Maumee River. . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Napoleon OH 43545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. You Are On The Buckeye Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flood of 1982 (approx. half a mile away); Kevin Sonnenberg (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War Veterans Memorial Trees (approx. ¾ mile away); Riverfront Industries Powered by Canal Water / How Napoleon Kept Its Name (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napoleon.
 
More about this marker. Across the street from the historic marker, and directly across the street from the park entrance, there is a residential driveway with a low brick retaining wall lining the north side of the driveway. Inside of this brick retaining wall there is a cut stone marker that also commemorates the location of Camp Latty.
 
Civil War Camp Latty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
4. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking down into Ritter Park, with State Route 424 seen along the right side of the picture and the Maumee River on the distant left side.
Civil War Camp Latty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
5. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
View of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking up to the park entrance off state route 424.
Civil War Camp Latty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
6. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker situated on the high ground along the park entrance driveway, looking up to the park entrance off state route 424.
Civil War Camp Latty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 12, 2012
7. Civil War Camp Latty Marker
Cut stone marker that commemorates Camp Latty, situated in a low brick retaining wall, across the street (SR 424) from the historic marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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