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West Point in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Surrender

 
 
Morgan's Surrender Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 1994
1. Morgan's Surrender Marker
Inscription. This stone marks the spot where the Confederate raider Gen. John H. Morgan surrendered his command to Maj. George W. Rue July 26, 1863 and is the farthest point north ever reached by any body of Confederate troops during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1909 by Will L. Thompson, East Liverpool, Ohio.
 
Location. 40° 41.833′ N, 80° 44.633′ W. Marker is in West Point, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is on Ohio Route 518 0.2 miles east of Local Highway 784, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40132 Ohio Route 518, West Point OH 44492, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Hill Road Bridge / Timber Covered Bridges (approx. 4.9 miles away); Thomas J. Malone Bridge / Gaston's Mill (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lock 36 (approx. 7.2 miles away);
Morgan's Surrender Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
2. Morgan's Surrender Marker
The Morgan's Surrender marker as it now appears on the south side of Ohio Route 518 after its move from the roadside rest closed by the state.
Beaver Creek (approx. 7.3 miles away); Little Beaver Creek (approx. 7.3 miles away); Birthplace of Catholicism in Northern Ohio (approx. 7.8 miles away); Death of Pretty Boy Floyd (approx. 8.2 miles away); Dustin Huffman Memorial Overlook (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker has been moved to this location since the date the photograph was taken. It is now situated just off the side of the road, where, in the photo taken in the early 1990s, it can be seen next to a sidewalk off the road in a state-maintained roadside rest.


This from a July 21, 2003, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article:

"So in the rolling hills of rural Columbiana County, the monument to Morgan's surrender remains almost hidden from view to drivers along State Road 518. Erected in 1909 and dedicated a year later, it was moved 45 years ago to the rest area
Morgan's Surrender Marker at new location. image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Surrender Marker at new location.
from its original location about 200 yards east when the state failed to secure rights to the property where the surrender occurred.

Just over four years ago, the Ohio Department of Transportation closed the rest stop as part of a statewide program to abandon rest areas without septic systems, said Joel Hunt, an ODOT spokesman in Columbus."
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An Iowa monument for Jackson's Missouri guerrillas marks the farthest north that any Confederate soldiers reached during the war, about five miles farther than Morgan's cavalry reached in Ohio.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Former location of this Morgan's Surrender Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 1994
4. Former location of this Morgan's Surrender Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,924 times since then and 149 times this year. Last updated on September 23, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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