Near Bergholz in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 26, 1863: Burned a County bridge and proceeded northward via Nebo (now Bergholz) pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford 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. 12 Erected July 1913
This tablet was removed from another marker (#12), located about ¾ of a mile south. The correct tablet, which has been missing for many decades, should read:
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through Nebo Hamlet, located here, July 26, 1863; proceeded northward via Yellow Creek and Nebo-Lisbon roads to Monroeville pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford 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. 13 Erected July 1913
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in 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 1863.
Location. 40° 30.889′ N, 80° 53.273′ W. Marker is near Bergholz, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Ohio Route 164 south of Local Road 263, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bergholz OH 43908, 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. Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo (a few steps from this marker); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Eastern-Nearing The End (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mooretown Soldiers Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Amsterdam Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bergholz.
More about this marker. Today, the Village of Bergholz sign sits over the top of the Morgan's Raid marker.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Bronze tablet #13 is missing. Tablet #12 was removed years ago from another marker, located about ¾ of a mile south of Bergholz.
1. A little about
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 bronze tablet 16x24 inches.”
— Submitted November 1, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,490 times since then and 130 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. It was the Marker of the Week January 20, 2013. 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.