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

Camp Meigs

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
1. Camp Meigs Marker
Inscription.  Camp Meigs was established in 1861 at what later became the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. At this site, two regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the 51st and 80th, were mustered into the Union Army. The 51st OVI was organized in October 1861. Six of its ten companies were from Tuscarawas County and fought in the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Chickamuaga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain, and Nashville. The 80th OVI was organized in December 1861. Four of its ten companies were from Tuscarawas County and fought in the battles of Corinth, Vicksburg, Mission Ridge, and Bentonville.
 
Erected 2012 by 51st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., Inc. Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-79.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1861.
 
Location. 40° 30.824′ N, 81° 28.322′ W. Marker is in Dover, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is at the intersection of South Tuscarawas Avenue and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on South Tuscarawas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover OH 44622, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ohio and Erie Canal / Canal Dover Toll House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cascade and Hardesty Mills / The Ohio-Erie Canal and Industry in Dover (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jeremiah E. Reeves / The J.E. Reeves Victorian Home (approx. half a mile away); Reeves Steel World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Dover Concert Band, 1924 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christian Deardorff (approx. 0.6 miles away); W. W. Scott, 1891 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dover Public Library (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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