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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wilkesville, Ohio
Location of Wilkesville, Ohio
► Vinton County (18) ► Athens County (47) ► Gallia County (28) ► Hocking County (23) ► Jackson County (41) ► Meigs County (51) ► Ross County (56)
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| Henry Duc
Founder of Wilkesville
June 10, 1810
Born in France
Departed his life June 21, 1827
Came to America an officer
in the French Fleet
To the Memory
Who . . . — — Map (db m80626) HM|
During the summer of 1863, General John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate cavalry leader from Kentucky, invaded southern Ohio with 2,460 mounted men. Throughout the campaign Morgan's men plundered and looted before being captured by Union forces. On . . . — — Map (db m52873) HM|
|Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his men
arrived in Wilkesville just before dark on July 17, 1863. The local
home guard offered very little resistance to the invaders. The raiders
plundered the village office and local stores. . . . — — Map (db m108275) HM|