Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan
Erected 2017 by Morgan’s Men Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 42.562′ N, 81° 58.937′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on Russell Road NW. It is in Sinking Spring Cemetery. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sinking Spring Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (approx. ¼ mile away); Abingdon in the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); Abingdon (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Minutemen (approx. 0.4 miles away); POW★MIA (approx. 0.4 miles away); Split Rail Fence & The American Chestnut (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martha Washington College (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for John Hunt Morgan. “On November 27, Morgan and six of his officers, most notably Thomas Hines, escaped from their cells in the Ohio Penitentiary by digging a tunnel from Hines' cell into the inner yard and then ascending a wall with a rope made from bunk coverlets and a bent poker iron. Morgan and three of his officers, shortly after midnight, boarded a train from the nearby Columbus train station and arrived in Cincinnati that morning. Morgan and Hines jumped from the train before reaching the depot, and escaped into Kentucky by hiring a skiff to take them across the Ohio River. Through the assistance of sympathizers, they eventually made it to safety in the South.” (Submitted on July 1, 2017.)
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