2-15 | Morgan's Raid
West Point, Ohio
Text | Morgan's Raid
This stone marks the spot where the confederate raider Gen. John H. Morgan surrendered his command to Maj. George W. Rue July 26, 1863 and is the farthest point north ever reached by any body of Confederate troops during the Civil War.
Erected By: Will L. Thompson of East Liverpool, Ohio in 1909
This marker sits practically in someone's front yard on route 518; #2-15 marks Morgan’s Raid- the surrender of General Morgan and his confederate troops to Major Rue, as well as the northern most incursion of Confederate troops in Union territory. Not only is this spot a site for an Ohio Historical Marker, but it is also one of the last stops on Morgan’s Heritage Trail (another road trip?).
You may notice that this marker does not look like the rest. The Ohio Historical Marker program began in the 1950s, and this monument was dedicated in 1909. Though we have not been able to locate the date and reason for this marker being titled an Ohio Historical Marker, there is interesting information on this unique marker and the raid in this newspaper article from 2003.