A Civil War general who is remembered with a Venango County community that bears his name will now be honored with a new state historical marker recently approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
General Jesse Reno will be recognized on one of a dozen new markers to be erected in the state this year.
The office of state Senator Scott Hutchinson says Reno spent his boyhood in Franklin and rose to a military career that included, prior to the Civil War, a stint in the Mexican War, the oversight of arsenals in Kansas and Alabama, and peacetime assignments building military roads.
In the Civil War, the now-General Reno led Union troops in the Maryland Campaign at the Second Battle of Bull Run and at Chantilly. He died in a battle on South Mountain in Maryland in 1862.
The community of Reno now bears the general’s name.