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Near Pomeroy in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morganís Raid Route

The “continued fight” near Pomeroy

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. Morganís Raid Route Marker
Inscription. General John Hunt Morgan led a force of 2,000 Confederate cavalrymen into Meigs County during a raid north of the Ohio River. More than 500,000 Union troops and militia pursued Morgan across Ohio. Colonel Basil Duke wrote that while passing near Pomeroy on July 18, 1863, there was a continual fight for nearly five miles through a ravine. Led by Colonel J.W. Grisby and the 6th Kentucky, with Major T.C. Webber and the 2nd Kentucky in the rear, the Confederate calvarymen fought local militia who felled trees and fired upon the calvarymen from the hills and roads. After suffering losses at Buffington Island, Morgan surrendered eight days later near West Point in Columbiana County. The surrender field was the northernmost point ever reached by Confederate forces during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1998 by Meigs County Historical Society, Meigs County Commissioners, Ohio Travel and Tourism, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-53.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 2.684′ N, 82° 3.122′ W. Marker is near Pomeroy, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is on Hiland Rd south of Laurel Cliff
Morganís Raid Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. Morganís Raid Route Marker
Road. Touch for map. Near the Ohio State Route 7 and Township Road 207. Marker is in this post office area: Pomeroy OH 45769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salisbury Township (approx. 0.9 miles away); Meigs County Civil War Memorial (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Spanish Cannon (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Village of Pomeroy (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Sumner Huntington (approx. 1.7 miles away); Valentine Baxter Horton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Virgil A. Lewis (approx. 2 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pomeroy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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