Ovid Wellford Smith

Ovid Wellford Smith (HM88H)

Location: Columbus, OH 43223 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.543', W 83° 1.992'

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In Memory of Ovid Wellford Smith who is buried here. At 16, he enlisted as James Smith in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and volunteered for the famous Andrews Raid to destroy Confederate supply lines. The raiders captured "The General" locomotive at Big Shanty, Georgia, on April 12, 1862. Although Smith did not actually participate, he was equally recognized and received the Medal of Honor, July 6, 1864.
HM NumberHM88H
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number12-25
Year Placed1985
Placed ByThe Ohio Gun Collectors Association, Doug Byrum, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 326294 N 4423341
Decimal Degrees39.94238333, -83.03320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.543', W 83° 1.992'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 32.58" N, 83° 1' 59.52" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1345 W Mound St, Columbus OH 43223, US
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