Monroeville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tablet No. 14 Erected July 1913
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 14.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan's Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
Location. 40° 35.882′ N, 80° 50.286′ W. Marker is in Monroeville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 164 and County Road 55, on the left when traveling east on State Route 164. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Ohio Highway 164, Monroeville OH 44847, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Morganís Raid (approx. 3.7 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.8 miles away); Morgan's Surrender (approx. 8.5 miles away); Lest We Forget - Chief Logan (approx. 9.3 miles away).
1. A little about the marker series:
On July 25-26, 1863, 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.”
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