Jesse Lee Reno
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member uccacher
N 40° 03.345 W 080° 40.157
17T E 528206 N 4433997
One of three historical markers located at a small park.
Waymark Code: WMCB8M
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/18/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 13

Jesse Lee Reno was a career United States Army officer, born in Wheeling, who served in the Mexican-American War, the western frontier, and as a Union General during the American Civil War. Known as a "soldier's soldier" who fought alongside his men, he was killed while commanding a corps at Fox's Gap during the Battle of South Mountain.

The Markers inscription reads:
"Major General Jesse Lee Reno was born in Wheeling, June 20, 1823. He served in the Mexican War. He was killed at South Mountain, Maryland, September 14, 1862, while commanding the 9th Army Corps, United States Volunteers. Major General Reno was West Virginia's highest ranking United States officer killed in the Civil War. He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, in Georgetown.
Marker Title: Jesse Lee Reno

Marker Location: U.S. Route 40

County or Independent City: Wheeling, WV

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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