Locust Grove in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abandoned to the Rebels
—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
A local resident, Edward L. Hughes, offered to guide the Confederate troops eastward in exchange for his two horses earlier confiscated by the raiders. He led them as far as Jackson, Ohio, and was later tried in a civil court for treason against the U.S.government.
A short distance south of Locust Grove stands the historic Wickerham Inn, built by Peter Wickerham. His grandson, Peter Noah Wickerham, later wrote that on the morning of July 16, 1863, he witnessed that "my grandfather's brick house — an old tenement — was abandoned to the rebels; clusters of them were still sleeping on the floor."
Urban C. Cannon founded Locust Grove on Zane's Trace in 1830 and ran a wayside inn here. Peter Wickerham, a Revolutionary War veteran, erected a similar establishment in 1802 to the south of the village, the Wickerham Inn.
Top left: Wickerham Inn was temporarily abandoned to the rebels, who took advantage of the opportunity to rest out of
Bottom left: Locust Grove is the hometown of Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant William H. Reddick, a member of the famous Andrews Railroad Raid during the Civil War.
Right of above: Locust Grove was the birthplace of John A. Cockerill, an internationally recognized newspaper reporter and editor of American newspapers. As a private in the Union army, he was with Brigadier General Edward Hobson's cavalry as they pursued Morgan's Raiders through southern Ohio.
Top Right: A silent witness to Morgan's Raid, Wickerham Inn still stands south of Locust Grove.
Text: Stephen Kelley
Illustration: Bev Kirk
Erected 2013 by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio History Connection, and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission. (Marker Number 14.)
Location. 38° 59.293′ N, 83° 22.666′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on Ohio Route 73 near Ohio Route 41, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29699 OH-73, Peebles OH 45660, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wickerham Inn (approx. 1˝ miles away); Peebles Cairn of Peace (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sinking Spring Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Governor Charles Willing Byrd (approx. 6 miles away); Seaman (approx. 10.9 miles away); Zane Trace (approx. 11.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 16.2 miles away).
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.