Morgan's Raid in Old Washington

Morgan's Raid in Old Washington (HMQ)

Location: Old Washington, OH 43768 Guernsey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.217', W 81° 26.65'

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On July 23, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan entered Guernsey County with 600 Confederate cavalrymen, the remnant of a 2,000-man diversionary raiding force that had traversed Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio. Morgan's forces halted in Old Washington on the morning of July 24 for rest and provisions. Three pursuing Union cavalry units under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford (1st and 3rd Kentucky, 14th Illinois) assembled on Cemetery Hill to the south and began firing on the Confederates in town. The raiders returned fire. In the exchange three Confederates were killed and several wounded. Eight were captured. Outflanked, Morgan proceeded northeast to Columbiana County, where he surrendered two days later. The three Confederate casualties are interred in the cemetery behind this site.
HM NumberHMQ
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number4-30
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentenial Commission, The Longaberger Company, the village of Old Washington, and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 462106 N 4431952
Decimal Degrees40.03695000, -81.44416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.217', W 81° 26.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 13.02" N, 81° 26' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-498 Old Mill Rd, Old Washington OH 43768, US
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