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

Morgan's Raid

 
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription. Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via “Dry Fork Valley” present site of Bradley and Smithfield, pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford commanding 14th Ill. Cav., 1st Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Batíy., 86th Ohio Mounted Inf., 2nd Tenn. Mounted Inf.

Tablet No. 3 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan''s Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 12.645′ N, 80° 45.544′ W. Marker is near Dillonvale, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Dry Fork Road (County Highway 8) and State Route 150, on the right when traveling north on Dry Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dillonvale OH 43917, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away);
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2000
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
Elizabeth House Mansion (approx. 3.4 miles away); Samuel Gill House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 3.4 miles away); Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store (approx. 3.4 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Plaque was missing around 2000, but has since been returned or replaced.
 
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
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
In the background, Ohio Route 150 crosses the Dry Fork of Short Creek.
feet high, with a front bevel to receive a suitable bronze tablet 16x24 inches.”
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.

 
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 823 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   2. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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