Jasper (HM21NN)

Location: Piketon, OH 45661 Pike County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 2.921', W 83° 3.297'

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A Union Martyr

—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his main column of Confederate
raiders entered Jasper on the afternoon of July 16, 1863. They brought with
them the prisoners captured at Stoney Ridge, including one Joseph McDougal,
who had been argumentative with his captors en route to Jasper and vocal in
the expression of his strong Union beliefs.

On arrival, Morgan sought a new guide to the next town. When no one
stepped forward, the men gathered up McDougal and ordered him to be
the guide. When McDougal refused, the raiders tied him up, placed him
in a boat on the Scioto River, and shot at him until another guide volunteered.
In the process, McDougal was killed. Joseph McDougal was buried in the old
Jasper Methodist Church cemetery on the hill behind you.

Morgan's Raiders quickly turned violent, looting stores in town and
burning several canal boats. After terrorizing Jasper, the Confederates
crossed the Ohio & Erie Canal Bridge and burned it behind them.

[Photo caption]: The Confederates' anger with an outspoken Unionist prompted a spree of destruction in Jasper, including the burning of the Ohio & Erie Canal bridge.

Text: Edd Sharp
Illustration: Bev Kirk
HM NumberHM21NN
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio History Connection, and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 322172 N 4324188
Decimal Degrees39.04868333, -83.05495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.921', W 83° 3.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 55.26" N, 83° 3' 17.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740, 937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3615-3771 Co Rd 43, Piketon OH 45661, US
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