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Marion A Ross

  • Rank: Sergeant Major
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    2d Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Georgia, USA
One of 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Medal of Honor Recipient Marion A. Ross
Medal of Honor Recipient Marion A. Ross
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Christianburg, Champaign County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 1863
  • Born: October 9, 1832, Christianburg, Champaign County, OH, United States
  • Died: June 18, 1862, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Buried: Chattanooga National Cemetery (MH) (H-11179), Chattanooga, TN, United States
  • Location of Medal: Champaign County Historical Museum (1863 design), Urbana, OH

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