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Civil War Memorial Grave 1865

Location: CR 36 next to Ohio River and right before paved road turns to gravel, 0.5 mile south of Magnet. (Perry County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965

ID# : 62.1965.1

Text

On August 21, 1865, the steamer, U.S.S. Argosy, (Number 3), was caught in a storm, blown aground and her boilers exploded. Ten fatalities occurred among Union soldiers returning home from war service. They were buried in a mass grave one half mile from Magnet (Rono) where memorial markers perpetuate this burial ground.

Keywords

Military, Transportation