Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Major General Jesse Lee Reno
Major General Jesse Lee Reno.
Born April 20, 1823 in Wheeling, Virginia, Reno graduated 8th in his class of 59 at West point. He served in the Battles of Vera Cruz, El Telegrafo, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, Mexico City and Chapultepec in the Mexican War, during which he was twice promoted for his bravery and leadership.
In 1853 he married Mary Bradley Beanes Cross. The couple had four sons and one daughter.
During the U.S. Civil War, General Reno and his troops defended our nation's capital, possibly saving it from invasion by confederate force.
On September 14, 1862 Reno commanded the IX Corps at the Battle of South Mountain. Astride his horse, leading his troops in battle, Reno was fatally shot by confederate sharpshooters, at the Battle of Antietam three days later, his troop's battle cry was
"Remember Reno !"
"For his high character and the kindly qualities of his heart in private life, as well as for his military genius and personal daring, which marked him as a soldier, his loss will be deployed by all who knew that."
General Ambrose Burnside
Erected 2006 by The City of Reno.
Location. 39° 31.407′ N, 119° 48.707′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on South Virginia Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (a few steps from this marker); Washoe County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (about 500 feet away); Lake's Crossing (about 600 feet away); "People thought I was crazy." (about 800 feet away); Reno's Beginning (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
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