“PARROTT, JACOB:: Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 33d Ohio Infantry. Place and date: Georgia, April 1862. Entered service at: Hardin County, Ohio. Birth: 17 July 1843, Fairfield County, Ohio. Date of issue: 25 March 1863. Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell) 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 tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.” ( The first Congressional Medal of Honor )
Marietta Museum of History and The Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War.
I really do appreciate Linda “putting up with” my “museum stops” (Marietta Georgia)
“The landlady and owner of the Kennesaw House was Cole’s mother-in-law. Very interesting, the Kennesaw House is the only building on the square not burned by Sherman. Since I live in Lancaster, Ohio Fairfield County the home of General Sherman, I find this very interesting. Also, by stopping in Marietta Georgia I discovered the the very first Congressional Medal of Honor was given to Jacob Parrott from Fairfield County Ohio. (It is a small world)
The docent Linda and I spoke to at The Marietta Museum of History was very knowledgeable and has lived in Georgia for over thirty years. He is originally from Zanesville,Ohio. (just down the road from Lancaster, Ohio)
General Sherman and I say,”Thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed the post. Linda and I were on our way to Florida for a week and we stopped in Marietta, Georgia as a “mid way point.” Marietta, Georgia was a wonderful stop with many interesting things to see and do even with a limited amount of time. I found the town square in Marietta,Georgia and the town square in Lancaster,Ohio to be very similar in nature with fountains,statues,and gazebos. The two cities seem to share a lot of history also.
We've always planned to spend more time in Georgia (we did visit Savannah and some of the Coast, but never did get back. Maybe someday. This Museum does look fascinating; I had never heard of that bit of history (the locomotive chase). I hope you enjoyed Florida (or are enjoying, ehichever).
A great museum and piece of history! Thanks for sharing your tour! Wonderful post. Enjoy your week ahead!
There's something alluring about a train whistle. We have a part time home a few miles from the tracks. At night, you can hear the whistles as the train passes through town, clearing the crossings. Kind of makes you want to follow the sound to a big adventure. - Margy
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