Near Bergholz in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Eastern-Nearing The End
— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
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, 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.
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.