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126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 
 
126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument - West Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument - West Side
Inscription. (West Side):
Dedicated to the memory of
the gallant 126th Reg't O.V.I.
commanded by Colonel Benjamin F. Smith
and Lieut. Colonel Aaron W. Ebright
2nd Brigade
3rd Division
6th Army Corps.
Army of the Potomac


(North Side):Ohio's tribute to the heroes of the gallant 126th Reg't O.V.I. who fell here May 12th 1864

(South Side):
These heroes fell to
the right of this position
Captain.
Ruben Lampton
Privates.
James Atkinson
Joshua C. Howell
John H. Myers
Valentine Eckert

(East Side):
These heroes fell
before this bloody angle.
Sergeants.
John M. Russel
Henry Richardson
Corporal.
John B. Beatty
Privates.
Alvin V. Brashier
John H. Ramsey
William Wharton
James Everett
Daniel Zigler
George W. Arion
John J. Armstrong
Jacob Hecathorn
Josiah W. Smith
David Moses
John Trump
Gashem
North Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. North Side Inscription
Arnold
Thomas M. Hervey
Abram M. Pollock
Isaac Hamilton
Elan Dye
Monroe Crawford
James S. Kneale
Martin Swick
George W. Gillhart
Enos E. Swinehart
Lewis H. Wolf

 
Erected 1914 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 38° 13.452′ N, 77° 36.028′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the Bloody Angle trail at tour stop three (Bloody Angle) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bloody Angle, Crowded Ravine (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on the Muleshoe (within shouting
East Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. East Side Inscription
distance of this marker); 49th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Spotsylvania Campaign (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (about 300 feet away); The Muleshoe Salient (about 400 feet away); The Confederate Earthworks (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bloody Angle. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Regimental history page. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
South Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. South Side Inscription
 

3. The Battle as seen from the Ranks of the 126th Ohio. An account of the battle written by Capt. John E. Peck. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
5. 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
The regiment was sent forward in the afternoon of the 12th and advanced to about where the monument stands today. There, the regiment fought until expending it's ammunition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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