Thursday, September 3, 2009

What Happened To Morgan's Monument?

To the left is the former site of Morgan's Monument. There is nothing there now but lots of high grass and weeds. To the right is what it once looked like. To any one who doesn't know what Morgan's Monument is-

This is General John Hunt Morgan. He was a rebel soldier who led the furthest most attacks on Northern soil during the Civil War. He finally surrendered in West Point, Ohio. Once upon a time there was a monument marking the place of his surrender, but it is gone now. I heard it has been moved at least three times. I did manage to find the tree trunk that he surrendered by. It is in Gaston's Mill at Beaver Creek State Park. I heard his sword is in the Wellsville River Museum, but haven't got that confirmed yet. Now, where is the monument? If any one knows, please email me. It is supposed to be less than 1000 feet from its original resting place, but if it is, I can't find it.
Columbiana County has the coolest history that we either ignore or take for granted. I am ashamed to say I didn't even know they moved the monument. But I sure would like to find it now.

1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

That's just disrespectful to move a monument. Hope they did it for reasons of accuracy.