Evendale in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Morgan's Raiders Spread Out from Sharonville
— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Union Cavalry Chases Morgan's Raiders
Riding on the heels of Morgan's men, Brigadier General Edward H. Hobson's Union troopers arrived in the mid-afternoon. Like Morgan's cavalry, Hobson's soldiers took whatever horses and supplies they needed. Plenty of water and home-cooked food patriotically provided by local residents. Learning from citizens that the Confederates had passed through at dawn, Hobson realized that his men would need every ounce of energy and determination to catch up with
A small group of Morgan's Raiders quenched their thirst and watered their horses at George Brown's lower springhouse. They rode away with two horses from Brown's barn. Brown later recovered one of his horses after it had been ridden hard and discarded as damaged. Although the 8th Kentucky (U.S.) Cavalry retrieved the other horse, the soldiers never returned it.
Left map: To maximize foraging operations, Morgan's Raiders took several routes through Sycamore Township. Morgan's men confiscated horses and other items from at least ten farms (here highlighted) within present-day Evendale. The timeline of Confederate maneuvers on July 14, 1863:
(1) 2:30-5:30 am Morgan's Division marches to Sharonville;
(2) 4:30-6:30 am Colonel Duke's brigade, guarding the wagon train, takes the direct route to Montgomery;
(3) 3:30-6 am General Morgan rides with Colonel Johnson's brigade toward Reading;
(4) 5-7 am Morgan and Johnson's men pass through East Sycamore (today's Rossmoyne).
Top right: Morgan's Raiders foraged the George Brown Farm at dawn on July 14, 1863. The 1835 Brown home and barn are preserved within the Gorman Heritage Farm at the end of the trail leading east from here.
Text: David L. Mowery and Dutch Speidel
Erected 2013 by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio History Connection, and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1863.
Location. 39° 14.71′ N, 84° 25.502′ W. Marker is in Evendale, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Gorman Heritage Farm Lane east of Reading Road, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Gorman Heritage Farm. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati OH 45241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Voorhees Town / Plan of the Town of Reading (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) / SNDdeN Educational Works (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sharonville (approx. 1.7 miles away); 12 Mile House (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Eliza House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tucker's Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Canal Days in Lockland / Miami & Erie Canal (approx. 2 miles away); Wiley Robert Cable (approx. 2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.