Ohio's Militiamen Will Be Assigned to Guarding Bridges and Tunnels

Article taken from The Mansfield News, March 22, 1917

Columbus, March 22 - Ohio National guardsmen will be assigned to duty guarding railroad bridges and tunnels within the state just as soon as war is declared either by Germany or the United States, according to officials of the adjutant general's office today.

These military men pointed out that the blowing up of some of the railroad bridges might delay for weeks shipments of war munitions and coal and supplies for the navy on the Atlantic seaboard. Particular attention they said would be given to the transcontinental lines.

In such an event, troops will guard the following bridges over the Ohio River: Pennsylvania bridge, at Steubenville; Louisville and Nashville and Queen and Crescent, at Cincinnati; Kanawha and Michigan at Point Pleasant; Norfolk and Western at Kenova; B. and O. at Wheeling; Chesapeake and Ohio at Sciotoville, New York Central at Cleveland and Toledo, and B. and O.S.W. at Parkersburg.