U.S. Army

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

Citation:

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.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

Yes

Born:

October 9, 1832, Christiansburg, Champaign County, Ohio

Died:

June 18, 1862, Atlanta, Georgia

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