Near Bergholz in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo
— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
The following morning word arrived that some of Morgan's advance scouts to the north had been attacked by Union scouts under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford's command. The news traveled quickly among the raiders, and they prepared to move out immediately. As the rear guard left, they set fire to the Yellow Creek Bridge, thinking it would slow their pursuers. However, the summer creek level was very low and easy to ford.
The Confederates hoped to reach Babb's Island Ford over the Ohio River at East Liverpool. While Morgan's rear guard moved north, a skirmish near Pott's School resulted in the wounding of a raider.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. 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 25, 1863.
Location. 40° 30.887′ N, 80° 53.278′ W. Marker is near Bergholz, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street (Ohio Route 164) 0.2 miles from Church Street. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (a few steps from this marker); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Eastern-Nearing The End (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mooretown Soldiers Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Amsterdam Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 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 349 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.