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Near Bergholz in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid

 
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription. The bronze tablet on this marker (#13) reads:
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 26, 1863: Burned a County bridge and proceeded northward via Nebo (now Bergholz) pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, 86th Ohio Mounted Inf., 2d Tenn. Mounted Inf. and Steubenville Militia.
Tablet No. 12 Erected July 1913

This tablet was removed from another marker (#12), located about ĺ of a mile south. The correct tablet, which has been missing for many decades, should read:

Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through Nebo Hamlet, located here, July 26, 1863; proceeded northward via Yellow Creek and Nebo-Lisbon roads to Monroeville pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, 86th Ohio Mounted Inf., 2d Tenn. Mounted Inf. and Steubenville Militia.
Tablet No. 13 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan's Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 30.889′ N, 80° 53.273′ W. Marker
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 1994
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
is near Bergholz, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Ohio Route 164 0 miles south of Local Road 263, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bergholz OH 43908, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Morganís Raid (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bergholz.
 
More about this marker. Today, the Village of Bergholz sign sits over the top of the Morgan's Raid marker.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Bronze tablet #13 is missing. Tablet #12 was removed years ago from another marker, located about ĺ of a mile south of Bergholz.
 
Additional comments.
1. A little about the marker series:
On July 25-26, 1863,
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
near the end of his Indiana-Ohio Raid, Confederate Gen. John Morgan's cavalry forces crisscrossed Jefferson County, Ohio. On the raidís 50th anniversary, a Three Wars Celebration was held in Steubenville to honor Revolutionary War, Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers. The Stanton Monument Association, originally formed to erect a statue of Lincoln War Secretary and Steubenville native Edwin Stanton (completed in 1911), organized the three-day 1913 extravaganza. Along the route of the Great Raid, 14 granite monuments were installed, each “about 1,800 pounds, being twenty inches square, resting on a concrete foundation, and four feet high, with a front bevel to receive a suitable bronze tablet 16x24 inches.”
    — Submitted November 1, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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