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Near Bergholz in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mooretown Soldiers Monument

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Mooretown Soldiers Monument
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Inscription.  Side A
In 1871 Robert and Martha McLaughlin George, erected Monument In the memory of their son Thomas and other soldiers from Ross Township, Jefferson County, Ohio who died in service to the United States during the Civil War. All were native to Ross Township and some, like 25 year-old Thomas George, were members of Company K. 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Captain David Mitchell commanded Company K, whose recruits came from Mitchell's Salt Works (Holt) and Yellow Creek. The unit fought in many battles, including Perryville, Kentucky, Stone River, Tennessee, Chickamauga, Georgia, and in the Atlanta campaign. Corporal Thomas George was killed at Perryville on October 8. 1862. Many of his comrades were killed in battle; others perished from disease or died as prisoners of war.
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Side B
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The photograph shows local Civil War veterans at the monument, c. 1896. Standing sentinel with the monument is a 30 pounder Parrott gun, so called because it is named after its inventor, Robert Parrott, and because it fired a shell weighing about 30 pounds. The gun is
Mooretown Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Mooretown Soldiers Monument
Side B
rifled, weighs approximately 4,200 pounds, and was cast at the West Point Foundry on the Hudson River in New York State. Local lore suggests that it took a six horse team to haul the cannon to the monument site.
 
Erected 2015 by Bergholz Community Foundation, George Family Heirs, Jefferson County Commissioners, Ross Township Trustees, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 13-41.)
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 40° 31.266′ N, 80° 49.796′ W. Marker is near Bergholz, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Memorial can be reached from Bergholz-New Somerset Road 0.2 miles north of State Park-Mooretown Road. Located at the Civil War Monument. For information on the monument, Civil War Memorial next to this marker. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid
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By Mike Wintermantel
3. Mooretown Soldiers Monument
Side B Photo
(approx. 3.6 miles away); The Eastern-Nearing The End (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bergholz.
 
Mooretown Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
4. Mooretown Soldiers Monument
Side A
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By Mike Wintermantel
5. Mooretown Soldiers Monument
Side B
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By Mike Wintermantel
6. Mooretown Soldiers Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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