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Miamitown in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's First Skirmish In Ohio

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
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Inscription.  (Side 1)
Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan's Indiana-Ohio Raid, or Great Raid, from July 2-26, 1863 covered nearly 1,000 miles and penetrated deeper into the North than any other Confederate incursion during the Civil War. The raid was also the only significant military action of the war in Ohio. Union cavalry chased Morgan's 2,000 cavalrymen across twenty-four Ohio counties after the troopers entered the state from Indiana. On July 13, 1863 Morgan's main column encountered no resistance as it passed through New Haven, about five miles north from this site.
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Near Miamitown however, Cincinnati police detective Major Bill Raney and 23 Union Scouts prepared an ambush. Morgan sent a 500-man detachment down the Harrison Turnpike to burn the Miamitown covered bridge over the Great Miami River. Raney's men removed the center planks of the bridge and hid behind trees and fences on the east side of the bridge. Around 6:15 P.M. on July 13, Morgan's troopers discovered the bridge unusable and forded the shallow river just
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upstream from this site. When they regained the turnpike, Raney's militia fired a volley at the surprised troopers, killing two, wounding three, and capturing three, including Ike Snow, one of Morgan's best scouts. The raiders counterattacked and drove Raney's outnumbered men out of range, capturing one Union scout. Morgan's detachment rode away, and the bridge was saved.
 
Erected 2013 by Miami Historical Society of Whitewater Township, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 83-31.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 12.971′ N, 84° 42.235′ W. Marker is in Miamitown, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Gieringer Drive, on the right when traveling west on Harrison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miamitown OH 45041, 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. George Little House (a few steps from this marker); Site of Internment Camp     Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 (approx. 3˝ miles away); Good Will Fresh Air Camp (approx. 3.9 miles away); “To commemorate the services of the citizens of Cleves” (approx. 4.6 miles away); William Henry Harrison / and the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal
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(approx. 4.9 miles away); Benjamin Harrison / William Henry Harrison (approx. 5.1 miles away); William Henry Harrison Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); William Henry Harrison (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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