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Moorefield in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Moorefield, Ohio

Platted 1815 by Michael Moore and Gabriel Cane

 
 
Moorefield, Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2000
1. Moorefield, Ohio Marker
Inscription. In the late afternoon of Friday, July 24, 1863, this village was occupied by Confederate Cavalry commanded by Gen. John Hunt Morgan. While Morgan rested on the parlor bed of a local hotel, apparently undisturbed by the nearness of pursuing Union forces, his troopers stripped the vicinity of horses and edibles. Refreshed, the raiders departed late in the day. Shortly thereafter Moorefield became the more willing host to Gen. James M. Shackleford and Union Cavalry. Early morning, the 25th, found the village returning to normal quietude possessed however with exciting memories of its longest day. No. 4 Harrison County Historical Society 1965
 
Erected 1965 by Harrison County Historical Society. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 11.799′ N, 81° 10.448′ W. Marker is in Moorefield, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Cadiz-Piedmont Road (U.S. 22) and Local Road 249, on the right when traveling east on Cadiz-Piedmont Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35618 Cadiz-Piedmont Road, Flushing OH 43977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles
Moorefield, Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2000
2. Moorefield, Ohio Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deersville (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Moravian Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away); Hazel's House (approx. 7.7 miles away); Moravian House (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett (approx. 7.7 miles away); Laceyville (approx. 8.8 miles away); Franklin College / Cornerstone of Civil Rights (approx. 9.4 miles away); New Athens, Ohio (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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