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

Rock Springs

A Needed Rest

 

—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

 
Rock Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Rock Springs Marker
Inscription. After riding through a gauntlet of Union troops in Salisbury Township, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders desperately needed time to reorganize and rest. The fight had taken a toll on their physical reserves and cost lives. The Confederates paused at Rock Springs to count their losses.

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.

[Photo caption]
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
Rock Springs Marker looking south on Rocksprings Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. Rock Springs Marker looking south on Rocksprings Road.
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 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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rock Springs Marker next to Morgan's Raid Route marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. Rock Springs Marker next to Morgan's Raid Route marker.
General John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. General John Hunt Morgan
 
 
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 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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