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Near Franklin in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Franklin In The Civil War

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
1. Franklin In The Civil War Marker
Front side of the marker
Inscription. Men from Franklin Township were among the first from Ohio to leave for the war and participated in many of the conflict's great campaigns. Individual companies of the 1st Ohio (90 day), 2nd Ohio, 75th Ohio, and 79th Ohio infantry were raised locally. Other Franklin men served in the 60th (3 month), 69th Ohio, and 93rd Ohio Infantry Regiments, the 4th Ohio Cavalry Regiment, and the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment. The township's regiments served from First Bull Run in 1861 to Bentonville in 1865, participating in the battles of Perrysville, Stone's River, Chicamauga, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, among many others.

Back side:

Two companies of the 146th Ohio (100 day) Infantry Regiment were also raised locally. In all, more than 200 township men served in the Union's Armies. Over 100 of these men served in regiments that enlisted for the three years that performed most of the war's fighting. From this group, more than 20 men died. More than 20 men were wounded, several more than once. About 30 men were captured and most of these same men suffered months in Confederate prisoner of war camps. Four men who enlisted from Franklin rose to become colonels or lieutenant colonels. Obadiah Maxwell was brevetted a brigadier general.
 
Erected 2012 by Franklin Area Historical
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
2. Franklin In The Civil War Marker
Back side of the marker
Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-83.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.83′ N, 84° 19.183′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Hamilton-Middleton Road (Cemetery Entrance) west of South Dixie Highway (a.k.a. - Church Lane). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin OH 45005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert E. Lee (approx. mile away); Preservation of Log Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Old Log Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Thirkield Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Cumming Schenck (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lewis Davis Campbell (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Mackinaw Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
3. Franklin In The Civil War Marker
Distant shot of the marker showing the rear of the canons
Franklin In The Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
4. Franklin In The Civil War Marker
Front shot of the canons
Franklin In The Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 12, 2016
5. Franklin In The Civil War Marker
close up of plaque on Civil War cannons, mounted flat on top of concrete monument between the guns
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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