Rock Springs

Rock Springs (HM21LW)

Location: Pomeroy, OH 45769 Meigs County
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N 39° 3.534', W 82° 0.933'

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A Needed Rest

—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

After riding through a gauntlet of Union troops in Salisbury Township, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders desperately needed time to reorganize and rest. The fight had taken a toll on their physical reserves and cost lives. The Confederates paused at Rock Springs to count their losses.

The Middleport militia, who manned the end of the Union line that formed the gauntlet, pressed the rear of the Confederate column. Morgan's rear guard, commanded by Major Thomas Webber, managed to beat them back but sustained high losses.

[Photo caption]
Arriving at Rock Springs about noon on July 18,1863, the weary Confederates filled their canteens and tended to their wounded.

Text: Edd Sharp
Illustration: Bev Kirk
HM NumberHM21LW
Placed ByOhio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 412133 N 4323803
Decimal Degrees39.05890000, -82.01555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.534', W 82° 0.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 32.0400" N, 82° 0' 55.9800" W
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Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 51A, Pomeroy OH 45769, US
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