Christiansburg, Ohio was once known as Addison. It was the home of one of America’s first heroes of the Civil War, Sergeant Major Marion Ross.
Marion Ross was a well known member of the community: a teacher, musician and member of Mt. Olivet Lodge of Freemasons. Ross earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his part in the Union Army raid into Georgia to disrupt Confederate logistic lines and railroads. You may know this as the Great Railroad Race.
See Marion Ross’ Medal of Honor and learn more about the other 9 Champaign County men who have been awarded the nation’s highest military decoration at the CCHS Museum, 809 E. Lawn Ave., Urbana. Admission is free. The museum is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10-4, and Sundays from 1-4.
Looking Back at Champaign County
The Champaign County Historical Society strives to highlight historical people, places and events throughout Champaign County. If you have photos of historical significance that you believe would be of interest to Champaign Countians, please Contact Us.