Morgan's Raid Route

Morgan's Raid Route (HM2B41)

Location: Pomeroy, OH 45769 Meigs County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 2.684', W 82° 3.122'

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The "continued fight" near Pomeroy

General John Hunt Morgan led a force of 2,000 Confederate cavalrymen
into Meigs County during a raid north of the Ohio River. More
than 500,000 Union troops and militia pursued Morgan across
Ohio. Colonel Basil Duke wrote that while passing near Pomeroy
on July 18, 1863, there was a continual fight for nearly five miles
through a ravine. Led by Colonel J.W. Grisby and the 6th Kentucky,
with Major T.C. Webber and the 2nd Kentucky in the rear, the
Confederate calvarymen fought local militia who felled trees and
fired upon the calvarymen from the hills and roads.
After
suffering losses at Buffington Island, Morgan surrendered eight
days later near West Point in Columbiana County. The surrender
field was the northernmost point ever reached by Confederate
forces during the Civil War.
Details
HM NumberHM2B41
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByMeigs County Historical Society, Meigs County Commissioners, Ohio Travel and Tourism, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 408958 N 4322267
Decimal Degrees39.04473333, -82.05203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.684', W 82° 3.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 41.04" N, 82° 3' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33105 Hiland Rd, Pomeroy OH 45769, US
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