Thanks for sharing that Jack. It was markers like these near my
grandparent's home (also in SE Ohio)that helped spur my young
imagination and interest in the Civil War while growing up.
I just recently found out that a great-great-great uncle on my
mother's side joined an Ohio regiment at the outset of the war, which
was sent into W. Virginia near Cheat Mountain. He was only 20, and
died of disease at Huttonville in February 1862 without seeing any
combat, and only 100 miles from home. Not much "glory" to his story.
--- In email@example.com, jackehmer123@a... wrote:
> This is a photo that I recently took on my annual trip back to
> hotel that Morgan rested at was less than 100 yards from my great
> home. Note that this visit occurred two days prior to Morgan's
> My great grandfather enlisted shortly afterwards in the 11th Ohio
> Cavalry, supposedly to go chase Quantrill in Missouri. When they
> Leavenworth, they were diverted to Colorado Territory to go chase
> Ironically, some of Morgan's men were paroled and sent to join the
1th OVC as
> "Galvanized Yankees".
> Jack Ehmer