Near Pomeroy in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Needed Rest
—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
The Middleport militia, who manned the end of the Union line that formed the gauntlet, pressed the rear of the Confederate column. Morgan's rear guard, commanded by Major Thomas Webber, managed to beat them back but sustained high losses.
Arriving at Rock Springs about noon on July 18,1863, the weary Confederates filled their canteens and tended to their wounded.
Text: Edd Sharp
Illustration: Bev Kirk
Erected 2013 by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio History Connection, and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission. (Marker Number 21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio marker series.
Location. 39° 3.534′ N, 82° 0.933′ W. Marker is near Pomeroy, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is at the intersection of Rocksprings Road and County Touch for map. Located just to the west of the Meigs County Highway Department. Marker 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. Morgan's Raid Route (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.
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.