“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near McConnelsville in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Deerfield Township

Rebels at the Weaver Farm

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By Carl "Skip" Roos, May 12, 2021
1. Deerfield Township Marker
Inscription.  Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and 600 Confederate cavalrymen entered Deerfield Township, Morgan County, about dusk on July 22, 1863. Morgan rested his men for the night at the John Weaver Farm near the Island Run headwaters.

General Morgan entered the Weaver cabin and, after assuring the family that they would not be harmed, pulled a "straw tick" from a bed and fell asleep on the floor. The raiders slept in the orchard. Although the Confederates burned some fence rails for firewood and fed a small amount of the Weavers' newly harvested wheat to their horses, they did no other harm to the farmstead. Mrs. Weaver stayed up all night making breakfast of griddlecakes and biscuits for the soldiers. The following morning Morgan asked Weaver to guide him to Eagleport, a recognizable landmark on his map. As the Confederates approached Eagleport, they released Weaver unharmed. County Name Origin: Morgan County was named in honor of John Hunt Morgan's ancestor, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, of American Revolutionary War fame. Picture Caption: The Weavers' log farmhouse was moved to Dublin Ohio, and converted into a restaurant called

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By Carl "Skip" Roos, May 12, 2021
2. Deerfield Township Marker
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Erected by Ohio Civil War Trail Commission, Civil War 150 Ohio, Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 36.)
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1863.
Location. 39° 44.651′ N, 81° 57.397′ W. Marker is near McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is on Ohio Route 669, on the right when traveling north. Just south of Solomons Lutheran Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagleport (approx. 2.3 miles away); Muskingum River Navigation System (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rokeby Lock (approx. 2.7 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 2.7 miles away); Morgan Raiders (approx. 3.1 miles away); Nelson McCoy Pottery Company (approx. 7.7 miles away); Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox (approx. 7.8 miles away); Goins Field (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
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By Gregory Roos, May 12, 2021
3. Deerfield Township Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by Gregory Roos of Cincinnati, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Gregory Roos of Cincinnati, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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