Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

ALERT: There are two markers numbered 4-30 in Guernsey County. The other is 'The Scottish Rite in Ohio.'

4-30 Morgan’s Raid in Old Washington

Side A: On July 23, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan entered Guernsey County with 600 Confederate cavalrymen, the remnant of a 2,000-man diversionary raiding force that had traversed Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio. Morgan’s forces halted in Old Washington on the morning of July 24 for rest and provisions. Three pursuing Union cavalry units under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford (1st and 3rd Kentucky, 14th Illinois) assembled on Cemetery Hill to the south and began firing on the Confederates in town. The raiders returned fire. In the exchange three Confederates were killed and several wounded. Eight were captured. Outflanked, Morgan proceeded northeast to Columbiana County, where he surrendered two days later. The three Confederate casualties are interred in the cemetery behind this site.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Old Washington and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Old Mill Road, 
Old Washington, 
Location: On Cemetery Hill, E of Morgan Way/OH 285
Latitude: 40.0372570
Longitude: -81.4440240