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Near Wellston in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Berlin Heights Battlefield

July 17, 1863

 

—Berlin X-Roads Jackson County, Ohio —

 
Berlin Heights Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Berlin Heights Battlefield Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War at this location the Confederate forces of General Johm Hunt Morgan fought and defeated Union forces under the command of Col. Benjamin P. Runkle. Each side consisted of approximately 1.500 men The engagement began at 1:00 a.m with the Confederates launching a cannonade followed by a cavalry charge against the Union forces, sweeping them from the field. This allowed Morgan's forces to proceed eastward where they hoped to cross the Ohio River into the safety of Virginia. The three-hour halt caused by having to fight the Battle of Berlin Heights, quite possibly delayed the Confederates enough to allow Union forces to catch up to them and defeat them at the Battle of Buffington Island on July 19, 1863.
 
Erected 2015 by The Berlin X-Roads Battlefield Preservation Association.
 
Location. 39° 4.849′ N, 82° 32.293′ W. Marker is near Wellston, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is on Ohio Route 327 north of Ohio Route 124, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6791 OH-327, Wellston OH 45692, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berlin Crossroads (here, next to this marker);
Berlin Heights Battlefield Marker next to Berlin Crossroads marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. Berlin Heights Battlefield Marker next to Berlin Crossroads marker.
Hanging Rock Region (approx. 4.6 miles away); Buckeye Furnace (approx. 4.6 miles away); Scales (approx. 4.7 miles away); Stock Shed (approx. 4.7 miles away); Stockyard (approx. 4.7 miles away); James Cemetery / Major John James (approx. 5.1 miles away); John Wesley Powell / Morgan's Raid in Jackson, 1863 (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Berlin Heights 1863, Berlin Cross Roads, Jackson County, Ohio (YouTube video). (Submitted on September 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Nearby marker about the battle of Berlin Crossroads. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. Nearby marker about the battle of Berlin Crossroads.
 
 
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 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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