“An Act of Devilishness”
—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders, wearied by the relentless Union pursuit, crossed the Hocking River into Nelsonville in the mid-morning of July 22, 1863. They found the town almost abandoned. Nelsonville's local militia were in nearby Athens, the raiders' rumored next destination. The local newspapers had reported that Morgan had very few troops remaining after the Battle of Buffington Island, and residents were lulled into thinking Morgan was not headed in their direction.
|Placed By||Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Historical Society, and Ohio Civil War Trail Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 393385 N 4368471|
|Decimal Degrees||39.45921667, -82.23926667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 27.553', W 82° 14.356'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 27' 33.18" N, 82° 14' 21.36" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
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