Near Salineville in Carroll County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1968 by Carroll County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1823.
Location. 40° 37.228′ N, 80° 54.09′ W. Marker is near Salineville, Ohio, in Carroll County. Marker is on Salineville Road NE (Ohio Route 39) east of Oasis Road NE, on the right when traveling west. It is approx. 3.4 miles west of the town of Salineville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salineville OH 43945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salineville (here, next to this marker); West Grove Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Monroeville-In A Trap (approx. Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salineville.
More about this marker. Marker faces away from the road, towards an open field that is kept neatly mowed.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. What Was the Northern most "Battle" of the Civil War?
Also see . . .
1. Morganís Raid. Shorter account of his foray across the Ohio river and his capture near this marker in Carroll County. (Submitted on April 11, 2006.)
2. Attempted Raid on the Border. More on the Calais Bank raid in Maine (see Additional Comments below). This site also has information on Confederate activity in Vermont, which is further north than this site. (Submitted on December 1, 2007.)
3. The St. Albans Raid. An accounting of another "northernmost" engagement on October 19, 1864 in St. Albans, VT. While Confederate "terrorists" (based out of Canada) did take over the town, no Union military forces were actually engaged. (Submitted on July 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
1. Minimally, this marker requires an asterisk
The asterisk should indicate that
— Submitted November 30, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia.
2. "Northernmost Engagement"
The "secret" to this marker is reading the fine print. This is the "northernmost" involving "Confederate forces," implying that of uniformed and organized Confederates. Clearly those wording this marker in Ohio didn't think Lt. Jackson's "Missouri Partisan Rangers dressed in Union uniforms" (See related markers), were proper Confederate forces.
And we also have the question of St. Albans in Vermont. Well again, many contend the raiders there were not true "Confederate soldiers" but rather partisans (or other unsavory words).
Truth be known, NONE of these locations are properly the northernmost battle. That distinction goes to an action fought on June 27, 1865 off the coast of St. Lawrence Island, in the Bering Sea, now part of Alaska. Yes, well after the surrender of troops on land, a Confederate privateer named the CSS Shenandoah captured and burned Union whalers. Thus in addition to being the northernmost and westernmost, the action was among the last battle of the Civil War. (And the CSS Shenandoah also fought the easternmost and likely the southernmost actions of the war during her voyage.)
— Submitted March 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
3. St. Albans Raid
The St. Albans Raid was not a pitched battle between enemy combatants (though the townspeople did shoot back, severely wounding one raider), but the raiders were certainly real Confederates and not merely "partisans" as you put it. In fact, they were Kentucky cavalrymen who had fought under the aforementioned CS General John Hunt Morgan in his little jaunt through Ohio and Indiana. The 22 men who would be later known as St. Albans Raiders had been captured on Morgan's raid, sent to prison camp near Chicago, escaped into Canada, regrouped, and, under the leadership of Lt. Bennett H. Young, and with the blessing of the CS government, (Clement Clay, et al) planned and launched their attack on St. Albans. The fact that they planned their attack from, and later returned to, Canadian soil (supposedly neutral territory)caused a great international uproar, as it was a violation of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. (The very irate Vermont posse also violated the Treaty when they stormed into Canada and began laying hands on goods and persons.)
— Submitted January 17, 2018, by Jennifer L. Theoret of Alburgh, Vermont.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30,917 times since then and 1,152 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on October 1, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.