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Harrisville in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Harrisville

Tired But Safe for Now

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 21, 2014
1. Harrisville Marker
Inscription. Confederate Brigadier John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining raiders had narrowly escaped pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford and had survived their artillery barrage near Georgetown.

The Union troops and horses were played out. Morgan's Raiders had been able to draft fresh animals as they rode across eastern Ohio, but the following Union troops had been left the Confederates' exhausted mounts. Althought he had Morgan in his sights, Shackelford had to rest his forces for several hours.

Morgan and his men entered Harrisville around 6:45 am on July 25, 1863. Morgan needed to stay ahead of Shackelford's forces and keep them guessing, so he could not delay.

The citizens of this typical Ohio small town had prepared meals for the approaching Union troops. Morgan's men rounded up nine horses from the townspeople and helped themselves to the food intended for their pursuers. After a quick meal, the Confederates headed east out of Harrisville.
 
Erected by Ohio Civil War Trails Commission, Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 46.)
 
Location. 40° 10.892′ N, 80° 53.247′ W. Marker is in Harrisville, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from
Harrisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 21, 2014
2. Harrisville Marker
the intersection of East Main Street and County Route 82, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisville OH 43974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 4.5 miles away); Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store (approx. 4.5 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 4.5 miles away); Samuel Gill House (approx. 4.5 miles away); Elizabeth House Mansion (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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