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Harrisville in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Harrisville

Tired But Safe for Now

 

—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

 
Harrisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 21, 2014
1. Harrisville Marker
Inscription. Confederate Brigadier John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining raiders had narrowly escaped pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford and had survived their artillery barrage near Georgetown.

The Union troops and horses were played out. Morgan's Raiders had been able to draft fresh animals as they rode across eastern Ohio, but the following Union troops had been left the Confederates' exhausted mounts. Althought he had Morgan in his sights, Shackelford had to rest his forces for several hours.

Morgan and his men entered Harrisville around 6:45 am on July 25, 1863. Morgan needed to stay ahead of Shackelford's forces and keep them guessing, so he could not delay.

The citizens of this typical Ohio small town had prepared meals for the approaching Union troops. Morgan's men rounded up nine horses from the townspeople and helped themselves to the food intended for their pursuers. After a quick meal, the Confederates headed east out of Harrisville.
 
Erected 2013 by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio History Connection, and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission. (Marker Number 46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio marker series.
 
Location.
Harrisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 21, 2014
2. Harrisville Marker
40° 10.892′ N, 80° 53.247′ W. Marker is in Harrisville, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street and Maynard Hollow Road (Road 82), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisville OH 43974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 4.5 miles away); Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store (approx. 4.5 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 4.5 miles away); Samuel Gill House (approx. 4.5 miles away); Elizabeth House Mansion (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Harrisville. This is one of 56 markers placed along the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio, tracing a 557-mile route within the state.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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