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Civil War: John Morgan's foolish raid

January 26, 2014
By DAVE McKAIN (dlmckain@yahoo.com)

This column covers an historic event from July 1863. So, your 150 columnist is six months late in covering an interesting event affecting Parkersburg. That's because I was more interested in the story of West Virginia's creation. The important story is about cavalry leader Gen. John Morgan's raid through Ohio from mid-July to July 26, 1863. Of note is that Parkersburg had just been threatened by Gen. Grumble Jones, who avoided Parkersburg and turned south to Burning Springs.

 
 

 

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