Springdale in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Morganís Raid Through Springdale
In July 1863, Confederate Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan led a force of 2,000 cavalrymen across southern Ohio. Morgan's force entered Ohio from Indiana. A chase ensued as Union cavalry pursued Morgan's men across twenty Ohio counties. To evade 2,500 Union cavalrymen under Brigadier-General Edward Hobson and thousands of Union militia stationed at Cincinnati and Hamilton, Morgan's exhausted troopers made a daring night ride, resulting in the longest sustained cavalry ride in American military history. Around 9 P.M., Morgan's cavalry passed through New Burlington, then rode north on Mt. Pleasant and Hamilton Pike (present day Mill Road). Heading east on Bank Lick Road (Kemper Road), they reached this spot in the Village of Springdale around midnight.
Erected 2007 by City of Springdale, Ohio Historical Society, City of Springdale Public Works Department. (Marker Number 71-31.)
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.
Location. 39° 17.202′ N, 84° 29.106′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Pike (Ohio Route 4) and West Kemper Road, on the right when traveling north on Springfield Pike. Easily seen from the strip mall parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Old Saint Mary Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maple Knoll Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eckstein School (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Children's International Summer Village (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glendale (approx. 1.7 miles away); Village of Glendale (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elisha Morgan Farm Mansion (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springdale.
Regarding Morganís Raid Through Springdale. One of Tedís battlefields
Also see . . .
1. Morganís Raid (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. You tube Movie about Raid. (Submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.