East Springfield in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tablet No. 11 Erected July 1913
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morganís Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
Location. 40° 27.039′ N, 80° 51.653′ W. Marker is in East Springfield, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 43 and Mill Street, on the left when traveling east on State Route 43. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8252 Ohio Highway 43, East Springfield OH 43925, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eastern-Nearing The End (approx. 3Ĺ miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bergholz Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.1 miles away).
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.”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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