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Otho F. Strahl

 
 
Otho Strahl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. Otho Strahl Marker
Inscription.  Commissioned Brigadier to rank from July 28, 1863, this Ohio born “States Righter” commanded one of the “Hardest Hitting Brigades” in The Army of Tennessee. Serving in first Cheatham’s Tennessee Division then with AP Stewart at Chattanooga, Strahl was once again with the hard driving Cheatham during the ill-fated Middle Tennessee Campaign of late 1864. The brigade consisted of The 24th, 5th, 19th, 4th, 31st, 33rd, 38th, & 41st Tennessee Regiments by the time it formed up on Winstead Hill on November 30, 1864. Although reduced in numbers by the time the Brigade slammed into the final line of Federal works, they managed to hold onto the outer portion of the works despite vicious enfilading fire from the area of the Gin House.

Strahl was severely wounded in the neck while passing a loaded Enfield to S.A. Cunningham. While being carried to the rear, Strahl was struck by two more bullets, the second bringing death. First buried at St. Johns with Cleburne, Strahl was later reinterred at his beloved Dyersburg, Tennessee.
 
Location. 35° 53.326′ N, 86° 
"Brigadier's Walk" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 22, 2017
2. "Brigadier's Walk"
Otho Strahl's is the center marker.
52.698′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Pike (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Mack C Hatcher Memorial Parkway (Tennessee Route 397), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Winstead Hill Park, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John C. Carter (here, next to this marker); States Rights Gist (here, next to this marker); John Adams (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (here, next to this marker); Brigadier's Walk (a few steps from this marker); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (a few steps from this marker); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Soldier (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Otho F. Strahl. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Otho Strahl image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
3. Otho Strahl
Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
4. Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park
"Brigadier's (sic) Walk" is barely visible above and beyond the lower staircase.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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