ROSS, MARION A. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 2d Ohio Infantry.
Place and date:   Georgia, April 1862.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Champaign County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   September 1863.

Citation:   Nineteen of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into the enemy's territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)