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Near Long Bottom in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bashan

Coming and Going

ó John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó

 
 
Bashan Coming and Going Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. Bashan Coming and Going Marker
Inscription.  On July 18, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders rode through Bashan on their way to Buffington Island. At the Old Bashan Church crossroads, they encountered a funeral party. Morgan stopped his column and, out of respect, ordered everyone to dismount and remove their hats. The hearseís fresh horses, however, proved too much of a temptation. Morganís men carefully removed the casket from the vehicle and then loaded it with his own wounded men. The hearse joined the many vehicles and vast array of goods in Morganís already strung-out column.

After the Battle of Buffington Island, Morganís main force escaped north along the Ohio River, but the generalís younger brother, Colonel Richard C. Morgan, and a large group of cavalrymen were separated. While trying to regroup and find their own escape route, Colonel Morgan ran into Union pursuers led by Brigadier General James Shackelford near Bashan Church. A spirited engagement—which included a Union saber charge—ensued. After about an hour, Colonel Richard T. Jacob of the Unionís 9th Kentucky Cavalry rode out between the lines and urged the Confederates
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to surrender before many more were killed. His plea put a stop to the shooting, and Colonel Morgan surrendered. Text: Edd Sharp; Illustration: Bev Kirk (Marker Number 23.)
 
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 18, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 2.591′ N, 81° 51.914′ W. Marker is near Long Bottom, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is at the intersection of Racine-Bashan Road (Local Highway 28) and Local Highway 32 on Racine-Bashan Road. It is at the Bashan Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 7. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33311 Racine-Bashan Rd, Long Bottom OH 45743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morganís Raid Route (here, next to this marker); George Washington (approx. 3.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid Route / Chester Village Commons (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9053 Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chester (approx. 4.3 miles away); Never Forget Garden (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chester Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Chester Academy (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Bottom.
 
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Bashan Coming and Going Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. Bashan Coming and Going Marker
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Marker includes an illustration captioned, “Colonel Richard Morgan and about 180 officers and men were captured by Union cavalry after a brief engagement at Bashan.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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