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Near Pomeroy in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid Route

 
 
Morgan's Raid Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Morgan's Raid Route Marker
Inscription. General John Hunt Morgan led a force of 2,000 Confederate cavalrymen into Meigs County on July 18, 1863, during a forty-six day raid north of the Ohio River. After a skirmish with the 23rd Ohio Infantry, the Confederates paused to drink and replenish their canteens with cool spring water found here in Rocksprings. Nearby, Isaac Carleton, a Meigs County native. was shot and wounded by a Confederate soldier. After suffering set backs at Chester and Buffington Island, Morgan surrendered eight days later near West Point in Columbiana County. The surrender field was the northernmost point ever reached by Confederate forces during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1997 by Meigs County Historical Society, Ohio Travel and Tourism, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-53.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 3.53′ N, 82° 0.936′ W. Marker is near Pomeroy, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is at the intersection of Rocksprings Road and County Road 51A, on the right when traveling north on Rocksprings Road. Touch for map. Located just to the west of the Meigs County Highway Department. Marker
General John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
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2. General John Hunt Morgan
is at or near this postal address: Rocksprings Road, Pomeroy OH 45769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Springs (here, next to this marker); Meigs County Fairgrounds (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salisbury Township (approx. 1.3 miles away); Valentine Baxter Horton (approx. 2.1 miles away); George Sumner Huntington (approx. 2.2 miles away); James Edwin Campbell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Village of Pomeroy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Meigs County Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pomeroy.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Morgan's Raid. (Submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View south on Rocksprings Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. View south on Rocksprings Road.
Another Morgan's Raid marker next to this one. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
4. Another Morgan's Raid marker next to this one.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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