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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 on July 25, 1863, passed Updegraff's Mills then located here; proceeded northward via "Dry Fork Valley" and Smithfield; pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, 86th Ohio Mounted Inf., 2d Tenn. Mounted Inf.
Tablet No. 2 Erected July 1913
 
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan''s Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
 
Location. 40° 11.735′ N, 80° 46.575′ W. Marker is in Dillonvale, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Ohio Route 150 0.1 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62 Liberty Street, Dillonvale OH 43917, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 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. 1.9 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Elizabeth House Mansion
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel
2. Morgan's Raid Marker
Undated photo provided by Jefferson County (Ohio) Historical Association.
(approx. 2 miles away); Samuel Gill House (approx. 2 miles away); Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 2 miles away); Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store (approx. 2 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 2 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.”
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Morgan's Raid Marker
The building that the marker originally sat next to is now gone.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 62 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, 3. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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