Near Salineville in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Monroeville-In A Trap
—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
At the Burson farm, north of Monroeville, Morgan instructed his rear guard, commanded by Colonel Leroy Cluke, to hold the enemy while the main force escaped cross-country. Around 8 am, Cluke's cavalrymen were attacked by the 9th Michigan Cavalry under Major William B. Way, who pushed the Confederates southwest, wounding several raiders and capturing 55 along the Monroeville-Salineville Road before they would escape.
Meanwhile, Union artillery in the Monroeville Cemetery found the range of Morgan's main force. Morgan, mounted on his trusty thoroughbred sorrel "Glencoe"," skillfully led his men through a deep ravine. The Union cannon barrels could not be depressed enough to fire effectively on the Confederates, and the shots sailed harmlessly over the rebels' heads. Although his men suffered many casualties at Burson's farm, Morgan had once again escaped.
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio marker series.
Location. 40° 35.873′ N, 80° 50.509′ W. Marker is near Salineville, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 164 0.2 miles west of Local Route 54. Touch for map. Located in Monroeville Cemetery near Salineville. Marker is in this post office area: Salineville OH 43945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan’s Raid (approx. 3˝ miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.