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

The Eastern-Nearing The End

 

— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2017
1. The Eastern-Nearing The End Marker
Inscription.  On July 25, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders headed north following the skirmish at the Two Ridges Church just outside Wintersville. The Union pursuers under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford were hard on their heels as Morgan and his men entered the small town of Richmond.

They collected only a few fresh mounts before they headed for East Springfield. Arriving there around 7 pm, the Confederates found a handful of fresh horses and interrupted a church choir practice.

Local villager Bill Huscroft offered Morgan $360 not to take his best horses. Morgan asked to see the money and decided to relieve Huscroft of both the money and the horses. Morgan left the village riding in a black buggy pulled by a pair of white horses.

Union forces under General Shackelford camped here at the mining community known as "The Eastern."
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 50.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition,
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2017
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All across southern Ohio, Morgan's Confederate raiders forcibly exchanged their tired mounts for those of unsuspecting civilians.
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it is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1863.
 
Location. 40° 29.693′ N, 80° 53.657′ W. Marker is near Bergholz, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Wolf Run Road SE (Local Route 75) 0.2 miles south of Local Route 75A. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bergholz OH 43908, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Amsterdam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Amsterdam World War I & World War II Honor Roll (approx. 2.2 miles away); Heavy MG08 Machine Guns (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bergholz.
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2017
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James M. Shackelford was a Kentucky lawyer at the beginning of the Civil War and was commissioned as a colonel of a state infantry unit. After serving at Fort Donelson, he resigned and raised a cavalry regiment. He was named a brigadier general of U.S. Volunteers in March 1863 and was assigned to the Department of the Ohio.
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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