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

Morgan's Raid

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
The marker (#12) sits half-buried at the end of a bridge on an abandoned road. The bronze tablet for this marker is currently on another marker (#13) about ĺ of a mile north along Ohio Route 164.
Inscription. Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 26, 1863: Burned a County bridge and proceeded northward via Nebo (now Bergholz) pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford 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.
Tablet No. 12 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan''s Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 30.634′ N, 80° 53.812′ W. Marker is near Bergholz, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from County Route 49 0.1 miles west of Ohio Route 164, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bergholz OH 43908, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 3.6
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
This marker sits at the north end of an abandoned bridge that Morgan's rear guard burned as they moved north the next morning. The Ohio Route 164 bridge over the same stream can be seen in the background.
miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Morganís Raid (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bergholz.
 
More about this marker. The marker is actually located about 100 yards SSE of the road, half-buried at the northeast corner of a bridge over the Elkhorn Branch of Yellow Creek. This abandoned road was part of a pike that led from East Springfield through Circle Green to Nebo (the community on the west side of Yellow Creek that was absorbed by Bergholz in 1906 when the village was incorporated (www.garlock-elliot.org/places/doyle_twp/12springfield.html).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The bronze tablet for this marker (#12) is actually afixed to a marker (#13) at the south end of Bergholz.
 
Additional comments.
1. A little about the marker series:
On July 25-26,
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
The abandoned bridge, known locally as the Morgan Bridge, is now fairly overgrown in the bottom of the Elkhorn Branch of Yellow Creek.
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
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel
4. Morgan's Raid Marker
A scan from a book at the Jefferson County Historical Society documents the series of Morgan's Raid markers erected throughout the county in 1913. This page describes marker #13, but the photo seems to be of the location where tablet #12 now resides, at the southern entrance into Bergholz (then known as Nebo).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,330 times since then and 206 times this year. Last updated on November 1, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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