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Springdale in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morganís Raid Through Springdale

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
1. Morganís Raid Through Springdale Marker
Inscription.  
(side 1)
In July 1863, Confederate Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan led a force of 2,000 cavalrymen across southern Ohio. Morgan's force entered Ohio from Indiana. A chase ensued as Union cavalry pursued Morgan's men across twenty Ohio counties. To evade 2,500 Union cavalrymen under Brigadier-General Edward Hobson and thousands of Union militia stationed at Cincinnati and Hamilton, Morgan's exhausted troopers made a daring night ride, resulting in the longest sustained cavalry ride in American military history. Around 9 P.M., Morgan's cavalry passed through New Burlington, then rode north on Mt. Pleasant and Hamilton Pike (present day Mill Road). Heading east on Bank Lick Road (Kemper Road), they reached this spot in the Village of Springdale around midnight.
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Confederate troops entered several Springdale houses and businesses to confiscate food, drink, supplies, and horses to replace jaded mounts. The home of the town butcher, John Watson, served as General Morganís temporary headquarters. After an hour delay waiting
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By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
2. Morganís Raid Through Springdale Marker
for the rear brigade to come up, the raiders proceeded south on Springfield Pike and turned east toward Glendale. Citizens later captured two of Morgan's men who had fallen asleep in the Old St. Mary Cemetery. Hobson's pursuing forces arrived in Springdale after 11 A.M. on July 14. Morgans Indiana-Ohio Raid, or Great Raid, July 2-26, 1863, covered one of the longest distances of any raid of the Civil War and penetrated deeper into the North than any other Confederate incursion. Over the twenty five day period, Morgan's raiders covered over seven hundred miles. The raid was the only significant military action of the Civil War within Ohio.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Springdale, Ohio Historical Society, City of Springdale Public Works Department. (Marker Number 71-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.202′ N, 84° 29.106′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Pike (Ohio Route 4) and West Kemper Road, on the right when traveling north on Springfield Pike. Easily seen from the strip mall parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
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By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
3. Morganís Raid Through Springdale Marker
crow flies. Old Saint Mary Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maple Knoll Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eckstein School (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Children's International Summer Village (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glendale (approx. 1.7 miles away); Village of Glendale (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elisha Morgan Farm Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); Hay Garden (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springdale.
 
Regarding Morganís Raid Through Springdale. One of Tedís battlefields
 
Also see . . .
1. Morganís Raid (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. You tube Movie about Raid. (Submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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