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McComb in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

McComb

 
 
McComb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 18, 2002
1. McComb Marker
Inscription. Home of William Bensinger and John R. Porter among first winners of Medal of Honor in the Civil War.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.403′ N, 83° 48.106′ W. Marker is in McComb, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on Main Street (OH 613). Touch for map. The marker is in McComb Cemetery near the graves of William Bensinger and John Porter. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Comb OH 45858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bensinger and John R. Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); McComb Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I and II Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McComb First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. half a mile away); The Village of McComb (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indian Green / McKinnis-Litzenberg Farmstead (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Village of Van Buren (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McComb.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
William Bensinger grave site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 18, 2002
2. William Bensinger grave site
Medal of Honor information and citation: BENSINGER, WILLIAM (2d to receive Medal of Honor) • Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 21st Ohio Infantry • Place and date: Georgia, April 1862 • Entered service at: Hancock County, Ohio • Date of issue: 25 March 1863 Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), 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.
John Porter grave site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 18, 2002
3. John Porter grave site
His Medal of Honor information and citation is: PORTER, JOHN R. • Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 2 1st Ohio Infantry • Place and date: Georgia, April 1862 • Entered service at: Findley, Ohio • Date of issue: September 1863 Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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