Colonel Lorin Andrews

Colonel Lorin Andrews (HM1SLC)

Location: Gambier, OH 43022 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 22.447', W 82° 23.893'

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"First to Fight"

Born in Ashland County in 1819, Lorin Andrews studied at Kenyon College (1838-41) and achieved renown as an Ohio school superintendent and advocate for public elementary and secondary education. As Kenyon's president beginning in 1854, the charismatic Andrews enlarged the college and enhanced its reputation. Sensing war's inevitability even before the April 1861 attack on Fort Sumter, Andrews offered his soldiering services to Governor Dennison and organized Company A of the Fourth Ohio Volunteers; Kenyon alumnus Henry Banning raised Company B. Many Kenyon students, including Charles McCook of the "Fighting McCooks," followed their example. Andrews contracted typhoid fever during the Western Virginia Campaign and returned to Gambier, where he died on September 18, 1861. His remains are interred in the Kenyon cemetery.
Marker Number8-42
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Kenyon College, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 381300 N 4470220
Decimal Degrees40.37411667, -82.39821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 22.447', W 82° 23.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 22' 26.82" N, 82° 23' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Middle Path, Gambier OH 43022, US
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