Glendale in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Morgan's Confederates Arrive from Springdale
— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
The Battle That Never Happened While planning his raid, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan determined that the Glendale railroad crossing was among the most likely places where his men could meet disaster. Union Major General Ambrose Burnside, however, had been fooled by Morgan's feints towards Cincinnati and Hamilton. Not a single Union soldier waited at the railroad. In fact, thirty minutes before Morgan's scouts arrived, a train had passed through Glendale carrying Union troops to reinforce Major F.M. Keith's garrison at Hamilton.
George Ellsworth, Morgan's telegrapher, sent deceptive messages from the Glendale depot to enemy headquarters. The electronic warfare added to Burnside's confusion.
Erected 2013 by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio History Connection,
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 Heritage Trail in Ohio series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1863.
Location. 39° 16.277′ N, 84° 27.561′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Village Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Village Square, Cincinnati OH 45246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Glendale (within shouting distance of this marker); First Children's International Summer Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eckstein School (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tucker's Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Eliza House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Taken for Granite? (approx. 1.1 miles away); Welcome to the Cotswald Overlook (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the landscaped area within the village green. Because of the bushes, it might be difficult to see from some angles.
Regarding Glendale. This is one of 56 markers placed along the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio, tracing a 557-mile route within the state.
Also see . . . Ohio's new John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail....(Cleveland Plains Dealer, 7/6/2013). Provides an overview of the raid and generally describes the heritage trail in Ohio. (Submitted on September 26, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.