“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Long Bottom in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Coming and Going


óJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó

Bashan Coming and Going Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. Bashan Coming and Going Marker
Inscription. On July 18, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders rode through Bashan on their way to Buffington Island. At the Old Bashan Church crossroads, they encountered a funeral party. Morgan stopped his column and, out of respect, ordered everyone to dismount and remove their hats. The hearseís fresh horses, however, proved too much of a temptation. Morganís men carefully removed the casket from the vehicle and then loaded it with his own wounded men. The hearse joined the many vehicles and vast array of goods in Morganís already strung-out column.

After the Battle of Buffington Island, Morganís main force escaped north along the Ohio River, but the generalís younger brother, Colonel Richard C. Morgan, and a large group of cavalrymen were separated. While trying to regroup and find their own escape route, Colonel Morgan ran into Union pursuers led by Brigadier General James Shackelford near Bashan Church. A spirited engagement—which included a Union saber charge—ensued. After about an hour, Colonel Richard T. Jacob of the Unionís 9th Kentucky Cavalry rode out between the lines and urged the Confederates to surrender before many more were killed. His plea put a stop to the shooting, and Colonel Morgan surrendered. Text: Edd Sharp; Illustration: Bev Kirk (Marker Number 23.)
Bashan Coming and Going Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. Bashan Coming and Going Marker

Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio marker series.
Location. 39° 2.591′ N, 81° 51.914′ W. Marker is near Long Bottom, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is at the intersection of Racine-Bashan Road (Local Highway 28) and Local Highway 32 on Racine-Bashan Road. Touch for map. It is at the Bashan Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 7. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33311 Racine-Bashan Rd, Long Bottom OH 45743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morganís Raid Route (here, next to this marker); Morgan's Raid Route / Chester Village Commons (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9053 Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chester (approx. 4.3 miles away); Long Bottom (approx. 4.4 miles away); North End Valley (approx. 5.1 miles away); Portland (approx. 5.2 miles away); Captain Joseph C. McElroy (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Bottom.
More about this marker. Marker includes an illustration captioned, “Colonel Richard Morgan and about 180 officers and men were captured by Union cavalry after a brief engagement at Bashan.”
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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