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

Morgan's Raid

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription.  Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via Richmond pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, 86th Ohio Mounted Inf., 2d Tenn. Mounted Inf., and Steubenville Militia. In engagement here militiaman Henry L. Parks was wounded, died July 27, 1863. Miss Margaret D. Daugherty in Thomas Maxwell's house was severely wounded. Tablet No. 8 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 8.)
 
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’s Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio series list.
 
Location. 40° 22.453′ N, 80° 41.916′ W. Marker is in Wintersville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 43) and Fernwood Road, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Located on the corner in front of the Wintersville United Methodist Church.
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 1994
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
Wintersville United Methodist Church in the background.
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Main Street, Steubenville OH 43953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wintersville (approx. 2.1 miles away); John D. Kilgore (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site (approx. 4.4 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue (approx. 4˝ miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wintersville.
 
Additional comments.
1. A little about the marker series:
On July 25-26, 1863, near the end of his Indiana-Ohio Raid, Confederate Gen. John Morgan's cavalry forces crisscrossed Jefferson County, Ohio. On the raid’s 50th anniversary, a Three Wars Celebration was held in Steubenville to honor Revolutionary War, Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers. The Stanton Monument Association, originally formed to erect a statue of Lincoln War Secretary and Steubenville native Edwin Stanton (completed in 1911), organized the three-day 1913 extravaganza. Along
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
the route of the Great Raid, 14 granite monuments were installed, each “about 1,800 pounds, being twenty inches square, resting on a concrete foundation, and four feet high, with a front bevel to receive a suitable bronze tablet 16x24 inches.”
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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