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New Alexandria in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription. Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via McIntire and Cross Creek Valleys and Wintersville, pursued 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 Inf.

Tablet No. 5 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan's Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.603′ N, 80° 40.766′ W. Marker is in New Alexandria, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of New Alexandria Road (Ohio Route 151) and Chappel Hill Road (Local Highway 184), on the right when traveling west on New Alexandria Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3620 New Alexandria Road, Brilliant OH 43913, 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. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brooke County Veterans Memorial
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, circa 2000
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia); Patrick Gass (approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia); The Lewis and Clark Connection (approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia); Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore (approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Patrick Gass (approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia); Wellsburg Wharf (approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Alexandria.
 
More about this marker. Marker lies on the corner in front of the New Alexandria Cemetery.
 
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
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
The marker sits near the New Alexandria Cemetery, across Chapel Hill Road from the New Alexandria Community Chapel.
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.”
    — 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 659 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 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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