Morgan's Raid

Morgan's Raid (HM8NY)

Location: McConnelsville, OH 43756 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.035', W 81° 54.486'

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In July 1863, Confederate General John H. Morgan led a force of 2,000 cavalrymen across southern Ohio. Morgan's force entered Ohio from Indiana on July 13. A chase ensued as Union cavalry pursued Morgan's men across twenty Ohio counties. Most of Morgan's troops were captured in Meigs County at the Battle of Buffington Island. Morgan, with several hundred cavalry, managed to escape. They raced northeast, fighting skirmishes along the way, and forded the Muskingum at a point near Rokeby Lock on July 23, 1863. As they went, the soldiers raided local farms for food and replacement horses. They were finally captured in Columbiana County on July 26. The raid marked the northern-most point ever reached by Confederate forces. Across southern Ohio, frightened residents burned bridges over fordable streams and buried silver and jewelry to hide them from the marauders.
HM NumberHM8NY
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number4-58
Year Placed1996
Placed ByMuskingum River Parkway and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 422184 N 4398619
Decimal Degrees39.73391667, -81.90810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.035', W 81° 54.486'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 2.10" N, 81° 54' 29.16" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8893-8911 Main St, McConnelsville OH 43756, US
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