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Smithfield 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. Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via New Alexandria, pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, 86th Ohio Mounted Inf., 2d Tenn. Mounted Inf.

Tablet No. 4 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan's Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 16.232′ N, 80° 46.879′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 152) ľ mile south of Ohio Route 151, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1318 Main Street, Smithfield OH 43948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Society of Friends in Early Smithfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2000
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
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.”
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
The marker sits in front of the Smithfield Historical Society building.
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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