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

Civil War Monument

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
1. Civil War Monument Marker
West face of the monument.
Inscription. 1871

To the Memory of the Fallen Soldiers of Ross Township Jeff. Co. O. in the War of 1861 to 65

West face (front):

Thomas son of Robert & Martha George
2. Reg. O.V.I. Killed at Perryville Ky. Oct. 8, 1862
_____

Thos, Duke 32, Reg. Died 27, Aug. 1864
Jehu Duke 1, Tenn. Battery Died Aug. 27, 1864
Jas. Dorrance 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died Mar. 31
Robert McClave 52, Reg. O.V.I. Died Jan. 14, 1863
Boston Geren 2, Reg. O.V.I. Killed May 8, 1864
Elbridge Geren 8, Iowa Cavalry Died 1863

North face:

David Potts 32, Reg. O.V.I. Killed 1864
Jos. Russell 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died Ap. 14, 1862
John Porter 2, Reg. O.V.I. Killed Ap. 1864
David Call 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died 1863
Isaiah Call 2, O.V.I. Died 1863
J. Kirkpatrick, 32, Reg. O.V.I. Died 1864
Alfred Walters, 2, Reg. O.V.I. Killed 1864
Samuel F. McLain 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died 1863

East face:

Thos. B. Starn 32, Reg. O.V.I. Died Nov. 2, 1885
Ed. Craley 32, Reg. O.V.I. Died Aug. 4, 1864
G. W. Craley 122, Reg. O.V.I. Died Oct. 20, 1863
John Stewart 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died in PR. 1864
Aaron Scamp 32, Reg. O.V.I. Died 1864
David Kriner 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died 1862
Jacob Kriner 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died 1862
Enos Kriner 2, Reg.
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
2. Civil War Monument Marker
North face of the monument.
O.V.I. Died 1864

East face:

H. K. Crabs 52, Reg. O.V.I. Died Nov. 3, 1863
Adam Saner 178, Reg. O.V.I. Died Jan. 14, 1865
Stanley Shane 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died Nov. 23, 1863
Netwon Wycoff 52, Reg. O.V.I. Died Jun. 1864
Wm. Rex 2, Reg. O.V.I. Died in PR. Aug. 1864
Benjamin Rex 52, Reg. O.V.I. Died Oct. 1863
Ross Coyle 122, Reg. O.V.I. Killed Dec. 4, 1863
Edward Goodlin, 52, Reg. O.V.I. Died. 1863

Bronze plaque on west face:

Dedicated to Robert George
- Born 1744 in Antrim, Ireland
- Died 1819 in Mooretown, Ohio
Served in the Revolutionary War in the Seventh Pennsylvania Regiment and lived in the stone house - 1813 - nearby here
This plaque erected 1985 by Ross Township Trustees
George Stewart
Walter Sutton
Floyd Call Jr.
Clerk
Cheryl Sutton
 
Erected 1871 by Robert and Martha McClauhlin George.
 
Location. 40° 31.257′ N, 80° 49.806′ W. Marker is near Bergholz, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on County Highway 53 0.2 miles north of State Park Mooretown Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bergholz OH 43908, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
3. Civil War Monument Marker
East face of the monument.
, measured as the crow flies. Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Morganís Raid (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bergholz.
 
More about this marker. The monument and cannon are located on a ridge at the top of about 50 steps near a community historically referred to as Mooretown. A small access road just south of the stairs leads up the side of the hill.
 
Regarding Civil War Monument. The monument was commissioned by Robert and Martha McClauhlin George, who lost their son, Thomas, in the Civil War.
 
Also see . . .
1. Group wants to fix Civil War monument. A Mooretown Restoration Committee has been raising funds toward repairing the monument, cannon and stairs. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. Digital Shoebox Collections. The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
4. Civil War Monument Marker
South face of the monument.
have posted some historical photos, including some of the Civil War Monument near Bergholz. Note the base for the cannon, which appears to have held a plaque, in Image #43. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

3. Mooretown monument work continues with special visitors. Includes information about the monument restoration effort. (Submitted on February 25, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

4. Old monument given new life. Carrollton, Ohio, news article about the refurbished monument on Memorial Day, 2011. (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
5. Civil War Monument Marker
Bronze tablet on the west face of the monument.
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
6. Civil War Monument Marker
Full shot of the monument, overlooking nearby Lake George.
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
7. Civil War Monument Marker
Monument as seen from the road, Jefferson County Highway 53. Notice the bronze plaque almost halfway up the west (front) face of the monument.
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
8. Civil War Monument Marker
A nearby cannon that now sits loosely astride what appears to be a stone from the monument that was replaced (names match). Comments on the Internet suggest that the cannon recently was missing from the site for a period of time.
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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
9. Civil War Monument Marker
The cannon sits near the monument atop the hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,793 times since then and 163 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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