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

Morganís Raid Route

The Deaths of Hysell and Hudson

 
 
Morganís Raid Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. Morganís Raid Route Marker
Inscription.  General John Hunt Morgan led a force of 2,000 Confederate cavalrymen into Meigs County during a raid north of the Ohio River. More than 50,000 Union troops and militia had been in pursuit of Morgan across Ohio. Near this site on July 18. 1863, Holliday Hysell and Dr. William N. Hudson were shot and killed by Confederate soldiers. These were the only civilians killed in Meigs County during Morganís Raid. After suffering losses at Buffington Island. Morgan surrendered eight days later near West Point in Columbiana County. The surrender field was the northernmost point reached by Confederate forces during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1998 by Meigs County Historical Society, Meigs County Genealogical Society, Ohio Travel and Tourism, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 1.547′ N, 82° 5.136′ 
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W. Marker is near Rutland, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is on Bradbury Road south of Ohio Route 124, on the right when traveling south. It is at the Bradford Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rutland OH 45775, 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. A different marker also named Morganís Raid Route (approx. 2.2 miles away); General James V. Hartinger (approx. 2Ĺ miles away); Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 2Ĺ miles away); Major John B. Downing (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 2.6 miles away); Brewster Higley VI (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rear Admiral Arthur Clark (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Morgan's Raid Across Ohio: The Civil War Guidebook of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. 2014 book by Lora Schmidt Cahill and David L. Mowery. Excerpt: “Two civilians, P. Holliday Hysell and his neighbor, Doctor William Hudson, were mortally wounded near here. The intoxicated sixty-five year old Hysell was shot for cursing the rebels. Hudson, who was shot when he went to the aid of the old man, died a week later.” (Submitted on September 3, 2018.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com. 
 
Morganís Raid Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. Morganís Raid Route Marker
Morganís Raid Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
3. Morganís Raid Route Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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