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Dover in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Meigs

 
 
Camp Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
1. Camp Meigs Marker
Inscription. Camp Meigs was established in 1861 at what later became the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. At this site, two regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the 51st and 80th, were mustered into the Union Army. The 51st OVI was organized in October 1861. Six of its ten companies were from Tuscarawas County and fought in the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Chickamuaga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain, and Nashville. The 80th OVI was organized in December 1861. Four of its ten companies were from Tuscarawas County and fought in the battles of Corinth, Vicksburg, Mission Ridge, and Bentonville.
 
Erected 2012 by 51st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., Inc. Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-79.)
 
Location. 40° 30.824′ N, 81° 28.322′ W. Marker is in Dover, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is at the intersection of South Tuscarawas Avenue and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on South Tuscarawas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover OH 44622, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ohio and Erie Canal / Canal Dover Toll House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jeremiah E. Reeves / The J.E. Reeves Victorian Home
Camp Meigs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
2. Camp Meigs Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Reeves Steel World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Dover Concert Band, 1924 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christian Deardorff (approx. 0.6 miles away); W. W. Scott, 1891 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Al Maloney (approx. 1.8 miles away); C. William "Bill" Kidd (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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