Near New Alexandria in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tablet No. 7 Erected July 1913
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan's Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
Location. 40° 18.677′ N, 80° 40.853′ W. Marker is near New Alexandria, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Local Highway 166 half a mile north of County Highway 74, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingo Junction OH 43938, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Patrick Gass (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); George Washington Crossing, 1770 Brooke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); Patrick M. Gass (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.5 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Alexandria.
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.”
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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