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

Morgan's Raid

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription. Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here “Two Ridges Church” July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via Richmond 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. and Steubenville Militia. In engagement here James N. Carney, Federal soldier, W.G. Page, Confederate soldier, wounded; Martin Kean, 9th Mich. Cav., wounded, died August 27, 1863. Tablet No. 9 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan's Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 23.667′ N, 80° 43.753′ W. Marker is in Wintersville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Canton Road (Ohio Route 43) ¼ mile north of U.S. 22, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1085 Canton Road, Steubenville OH 43953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wintersville (here, next to this marker); John D. Kilgore (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid
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By Jamie Abel, 1994
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.3 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 6.5 miles away); U.S.S. Maine (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wintersville.
 
More about this marker. Located in front of Two Ridges Presbyterian Church.
 
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 raid’s 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
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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
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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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
4. Morgan's Raid Marker
 
 
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