Morgan's Confederates Arrive from Springdale Historical

Morgan's Confederates Arrive from Springdale Historical (HM1UOW)

Location: Glendale, OH 45246 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.277', W 84° 27.561'

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—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

At 2am on July 14, 1863, the sound of hooves on Sharon Avenue's cobblestones interrupted the dark morning stillness. While many townspeople slept, those awakened were terrified by what they saw. Peering from their Glendale College dorm windows, some curious girls saw the eerie outlines of "ghost riders" moving eastward and scurried back to hide under their bedcovers. No one realized that the ghosts were Morgan's Raiders wearing stolen veils to protect them from the dust.
The Battle That Never Happened

While planning his raid, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan determined that the Glendale railroad crossing was among the most likely places where his men could meet disaster. Union Major General Ambrose Burnside, however, had been fooled by Morgan's feints towards Cincinnati and Hamilton. Not a single Union soldier waited at the railroad. In fact, thirty minutes before Morgan's scouts arrived, a train had passed through Glendale carrying Union troops to reinforce Major F.M. Keith's garrison at Hamilton.
George Ellsworth, Morgan's telegrapher, sent deceptive messages from the Glendale depot to enemy headquarters. The electronic warfare added to Burnside's confusion.
Year Placed2013
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Date Added Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719171 N 4349958
Decimal Degrees39.27128333, -84.45935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.277', W 84° 27.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 16.62" N, 84° 27' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25-99 Village Square, Glendale OH 45246, US
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