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

Morgan's Raid

 
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription.  Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 26, 1863; proceeded northward via Circle Green and Nebo (now Bergholz) 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.
Tablet No. 11 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 11.)
 
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° 27.039′ N, 80° 51.653′ W. Marker is in East Springfield, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 43 and Mill Street, on the left when traveling east on State Route 43. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8252 Ohio Highway 43, East Springfield OH 43925, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eastern-Nearing The End (approx. 3˝ miles away);
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 21, 2014
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
Marker in its new location
a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.1 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 on a concrete foundation,
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 1994
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
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.
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
4. Morgan's Raid Marker
Marker, very close to the road, appears to have been hit since it was resurfaced.
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 21, 2014
5. Morgan's Raid Marker
Marker has been moved across Circle Green Road (CR 60)
 
 
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 1,149 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   2. submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   5. submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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