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Vinton in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription.  During the American Civil War 1860-1865, a Confederate cavalry, led by Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan, infiltrated the states of Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southeastern Ohio as a diversionary tactic to draw northern troops from eastern Tennessee. The 2,500 infantrymen [sic - calvarymen] passed through Gallia County, Ohio, and reached the village of Vinton on July 17, 1863. The Rebels plundered the town searching for horses, food, and forage. Near this marker, they crossed the covered bridge over Big Raccoon Creek and then burned the 120-foot structure behind them. Area residents were left unharmed and no lives were lost.
 
Erected 1991 by Gallia County Historical Society, O.O. McIntyre Park District, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1783.
 
Location. 38° 58.578′ N, 82° 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
At the Vinton post office.
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20.395′ W. Marker is in Vinton, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street (Ohio Route 160/325) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Jackson Street. Marker is adjacent to the post office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Main Street, Vinton OH 45686, 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 Lambert Land Settlement (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ewington Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bidwell (approx. 4˝ miles away); New Hope Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Homestead (approx. 6.6 miles away); Robert L. “Bob” Evans (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Village of Adamsville (approx. 6.7 miles away); Wilkesville (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker shows the wrong number, 2-82, on its face. The correct number is 16-27.
 
Also see . . .  Morgan's Raid. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,358 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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