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General Reno To Be Honored With New Historical Marker

April 17, 2013

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.

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