East Springfield in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1863.
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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eastern-Nearing The End (approx. 3˝ miles away); World War II Honor RollWorld War Honor Roll (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named World War II Honor Roll (approx. 3.6 miles away); Heavy MG08 Machine Guns (approx. 3.6 miles away); For Your Todays They Gave Their Tomorrow (approx. 3.6 miles away); Forest Wendell Buchanan (approx. 3.6 miles away); Amsterdam Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 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 inches square, resting on a concrete foundation, and four feet high, with a front bevel to receive a suitable
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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