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Near Harrisville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, circa 2000
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription. General John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops entered Jefferson County here July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via Short Creek Valley, Smithfield and other Villages, pursued, under orders of Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, 86th Ohio Mounted Inf., 2d Tenn. Mounted Infantry.

Tablet No. 1 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan''s Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 10.886′ N, 80° 53.393′ W. Marker is near Harrisville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Street and East Main Street (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling east on Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49398 East Main Street, Harrisville OH 43974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 4.6 miles away); Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2000
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Samuel Gill House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Elizabeth House Mansion (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. A little about the marker series:
On July 25-26, 1863, near the end of his Indiana-Ohio Raid, Confederate Gen. John Morgan's cavalry forces crisscrossed Jefferson County, Ohio. On the raidís 50th anniversary, a Three Wars Celebration was held in Steubenville to honor Revolutionary War, Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers. The Stanton Monument Association, originally formed to erect a statue of Lincoln War Secretary and Steubenville native Edwin Stanton (completed in 1911), organized the three-day 1913 extravaganza. Along the route of the Great Raid, 14 granite monuments were installed, each “about 1,800 pounds, being twenty inches square, resting on a concrete foundation, and four feet high, with a front bevel to receive a suitable bronze tablet 16x24 inches.”
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
4. Morgan's Raid Marker
 
 
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 1,142 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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