Near Salineville in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Monroeville-In A Trap
— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
At the Burson farm, north of Monroeville, Morgan instructed his rear guard, commanded by Colonel Leroy Cluke, to hold the enemy while the main force escaped cross-country. Around 8 am, Cluke's cavalrymen were attacked by the 9th Michigan Cavalry under Major William B. Way, who pushed the Confederates southwest, wounding several raiders and capturing 55 along the Monroeville-Salineville Road before they could escape.
Meanwhile, Union artillery in the Monroeville Cemetery found the range of Morgan's main force. Morgan, mounted on his trusty thoroughbred sorrel "Glencoe"," skillfully led his men through a deep ravine. The Union cannon barrels could not be depressed enough to fire effectively on the Confederates, and
Erected by Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 52.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • 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 26, 1863.
Location. 40° 35.873′ N, 80° 50.509′ W. Marker is near Salineville, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 164, 0.2 miles west of Local Route 54. Located in Monroeville Cemetery near Salineville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salineville OH 43945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan’s Raid (approx. 3˝ miles away); Salineville (approx. 3˝ miles away); Mooretown Soldiers Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salineville.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.