Evendale in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Morgan's Raiders Spread Out from Sharonville
—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Union Cavalry Chases Morgan's Raiders
Riding on the heels of Morgan's men, Brigadier General Edward H. Hobson's Union troopers arrived in the mid-afternoon. Like Morgan's cavalry, Hobson's soldiers took whatever horses and supplies they needed. Plenty of water and home-cooked food patriotically provided by local residents. Learning from citizens that the Confederates had passed through at dawn, Hobson realized that his men would need every ounce of energy and determination to catch up with Morgan.
A small group of Morgan's Raiders quenched their thirst and watered their horses at George Brown's lower springhouse. They rode away with two
Left map: To maximize foraging operations, Morgan's Raiders took several routes through Sycamore Township. Morgan's men confiscated horses and other items from at least ten farms (here highlighted) within present-day Evendale. The timeline of Confederate maneuvers on July 14, 1863:
(1) 2:30-5:30 am Morgan's Division marches to Sharonville;
(2) 4:30-6:30 am Colonel Duke's brigade, guarding the wagon train, takes the direct route to Montgomery;
(3) 3:30-6 am General Morgan rides with Colonel Johnson's brigade toward Reading;
(4) 5-7 am Morgan and Johnson's men pass through East Sycamore (today's Rossmoyne).
Top right: Morgan's Raiders foraged the George Brown Farm at dawn on July 14, 1863. The 1835 Brown home and barn are preserved within the Gorman Heritage Farm at the end of the trail leading east from here.
Text: David L. Mowery and Dutch Speidel
Map and Illustration: Bev Kirk
Erected 2013 by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio History Connection, and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio marker series.
Location. 39° 14.71′ N, 84° 25.502′ W. Marker is in Evendale, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Gorman Heritage Farm Lane east of Reading Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Gorman Heritage Farm. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati OH 45241, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sharonville (approx. 1.7 miles away); 12 Mile House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tucker's Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Blue Ash (approx. 2.1 miles away); Village of Glendale (approx. 2˝ miles away); Glendale (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Children's International Summer Village (approx. 2.6 miles away); Robert Reily (approx. 2.8 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.