Locust Grove

Locust Grove (HM21NP)

Location: Peebles, OH 45660 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.293', W 83° 22.666'

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Abandoned to the Rebels

—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

On the night of July 15, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt
Morgan and his Confederate raiders set up camp along
a seven-mile stretch between the villages of Jacksonville
and Locust Grove. The following morning, General Morgan
rode into Locust Grove and ate breakfast while there.

A local resident, Edward L. Hughes, offered to guide
the Confederate troops eastward in exchange for his two
horses earlier confiscated by the raiders. He led them as far
as Jackson, Ohio, and was later tried in a civil court for
treason against the U.S.government.

A short distance south of Locust Grove stands the historic
Wickerham Inn, built by Peter Wickerham. His grandson,
Peter Noah Wickerham, later wrote that on the morning
of July 16, 1863, he witnessed that "my grandfather's brick
house — an old tenement — was abandoned to the rebels;
clusters of them were still sleeping on the floor."

Wickerham Inn
Urban C. Cannon founded Locust Grove on
Zane's Trace in 1830 and ran a wayside inn here.
Peter Wickerham, a Revolutionary War veteran,
erected a similar establishment in 1802 to the south
of the village, the Wickerham Inn.

[Photo captions]
Top left: Wickerham Inn was temporarily abandoned to the rebels, who took advantage of the opportunity to rest out of
the hot summer sun.

Bottom left: Locust Grove is the hometown of Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant William
H. Reddick, a member of the famous Andrews Railroad Raid during the Civil War.

Right of above: Locust Grove was the birthplace of John A. Cockerill, an internationally recognized newspaper reporter and editor of American newspapers. As a private in the Union army, he was with Brigadier General Edward Hobson's cavalry as they pursued Morgan's Raiders through southern Ohio.
Top Right: A silent witness to Morgan's Raid, Wickerham Inn still stands south
of Locust Grove.

Text: Stephen Kelley
Illustration: Bev Kirk
HM NumberHM21NP
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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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 294058 N 4318158
Decimal Degrees38.98821667, -83.37776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.293', W 83° 22.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 17.58" N, 83° 22' 39.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937, 740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7956 OH-73, Peebles OH 45660, US
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