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Old Washington in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
1. The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen Marker
Inscription. Here was laid to rest by the citizens of Washington under public authority the bodies of three Confederate cavalrymen killed during the Battle of Washington July 24, 1863, when a force in command of Confederate General John Morgan was overtaken and defeated by Federal cavalrymen in command of General James M. Shackelford.
 
Erected 1947 by Freeman T. Eagleson with the approval and cooperation of the Village Council.
 
Location. 40° 2.2′ N, 81° 26.65′ W. Marker is in Old Washington, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker can be reached from Morgan Way (U.S. 40) near Exit 186 North (Interstate 70), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. From the interstate, make the first turn right to climb up Cemetery hill. Marker is in this post office area: Lore City OH 43755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morganís Raid in Old Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morganís Raiders (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peacock Road
The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
2. The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); “S” Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Scottish Rite in Ohio (approx. 7.6 miles away); Dr. Charles E. Jefferson (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Entry of Morganís Freebooters into Washington, Ohio. 1863 article and steel-cut illustration from Harperís Weekly (Submitted on May 20, 2007.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
3. Back of the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,482 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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