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Near New Alexandria 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; burned a bridge of the Steubenville and Indiana R.R. proceeded northward via Ekey Church, "Dry Fork Valley" and Wintersville, 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.
Tablet No. 7 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 7.)
 
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° 18.677′ N, 80° 40.853′ W. Marker is near New Alexandria, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Local Highway 166 half a mile north of County Highway 74, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingo Junction OH 43938, 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. 1.2 miles away); Patrick Gass
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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); George Washington Crossing, 1770 (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); Brooke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); Patrick M. Gass (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 4˝ miles away); Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
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 the route of the Great Raid, 14 granite monuments were installed, each “about 1,800 pounds, being twenty inches square, resting
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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 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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