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Christianburg in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marion A. Ross

In Memory of

 
 
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
1. Marion A. Ross Marker
Inscription. Born here October 9, 1832. Attended Antioch College. Member of Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge. Enlisted in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and volunteered for the famous Andrews Raid. The raiders seized "The General" locomotive at Big Shanty, Georgia, April 12, 1862. Captured and executed, Ross is buried in the National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn. Awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor, September 1863.
 
Erected 1986 by The Marion A. Ross Memorial Foundation, Doug Byrum, and The Ohio Historical Society . (Marker Number 2-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.327′ N, 84° 1.776′ W. Marker is in Christianburg, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pike Street (Ohio Route 55) and Wilson Street, on the right when traveling east on West Pike Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at the western edge of the town, at the southwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Christiansburg OH 45389, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christiansburg Veterans Memorial
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
2. Marion A. Ross Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along West Pike Street.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General John Webb (approx. 4.9 miles away); Elizabeth Township (approx. 5.4 miles away); Brown Township School District #6 (approx. 6 miles away); Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 6 miles away); Site of Walborn & Riker Co. (approx. 6.1 miles away); St. Paris Korea and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); St. Paris and Johnson Township World War I Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
3. Marion A. Ross Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along Wilson Street.
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
4. Marion A. Ross Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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