Near Harrisville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tablet No. 1 Erected July 1913
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 1.)
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. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1861.
Location. 40° 10.886′ N, 80° 53.393′ W. Marker is near Harrisville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Street and East Main Street (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling east on Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49398 East Main Street, Harrisville OH 43974, 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. Harrisville (about 700 Georgetown (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 4.6 miles away); Free Labor Store / Benjamin Lundy House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store (approx. 4.6 miles away); Samuel Gill House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Quakers and Wars During the 1900s / Quakers and the Civil War (approx. 4.6 miles away); Anti-Slavery Pioneer / Schisms (approx. 4.6 miles away).
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
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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