Georgetown in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Raiders in the Town Square
— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
The raiders’ systematic search of stables and sheds produced only a single horse, owned by William Ellsberry. Other raiders focused on plundering dry goods and shoe stores, “taking the best, carrying off many pieces of silk and all they could possibly carry away.” A search of the former Grant home on East Grant Avenue proved fruitless. When the raiders broke into the post office, they found two muskets. “They broke them over the rocks and left them in the street.”
Some raiders went to each house asking for food. “The Ladies gave them all they asked for,” King reported. “They were all very polite and bowing and lifting their hats when leaving.” Colonel Morgan asked Mrs. John Stuart for “a piece of bread and butter with a glass of buttermilk” but was interrupted by an orderly when half finished.
Text: Net Lodwick, Illustrations: Bev Kirk
Erected 2016. (Marker Number 12.)
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.
Location. 38° 51.945′ N, 83° 54.248′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Grant Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. It is on the courthouse lawn, to the left of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown OH 45121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The American Creed (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thomas Lyon Hamer (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home (about 700 feet away); The Washburn-Dixon Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dixon-Washburn Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gist Settlement (approx. 3.3 miles away); Russell Shaw (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
More about this marker. Four illustrations are on the left side of the interpretive panel, captioned “Colonel Richard Curd Morgan commanded the 14th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment.” “Colonel Richard Morgan’s contingent of Confederate raiders filled the courthouse square on July 15, 1863.” “Ulysses S. Grant lived here as a young child until he left to attend West Point. His home is located one block east of here at 219 East Grant Avenue.” and “Ulysses S. Grant.”
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.