Morgan's Raid Route

Morgan's Raid Route (HM2B25)

Location: Long Bottom, OH 45743 Meigs County
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N 39° 2.591', W 81° 51.916'

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Skirmish at Bashan Church

General John Hunt Morgan led 2,00O Confederate cavalrymen into Meigs County on July 18, 1863, during a 45-day raid north of the Ohio
River. In pursuit, Union forces under Gen.
James M. Shackelford and Col. Frank L. Wolford
deployed near Bashan Church on the morning
of July 19. Near this point, fiveregiments of
Kentucky cavalry and the 45th Ohio Mounted
Infantry met Confederates retreating from
the battle at Buffington Island, three miles
east. During this skirmish. Confederate Colonels
Richard C. Morgan, William W. Ward, and
D. Howard Smith surrendered their commands.
numbering about 400 men and officers.
HM NumberHM2B25
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Meigs County Historical Society, Ohio Travel and Tourism, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425120 N 4321924
Decimal Degrees39.04318333, -81.86526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.591', W 81° 51.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 35.46" N, 81° 51' 54.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33478 Bashan Rd, Long Bottom OH 45743, US
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