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Civil War: John Morgan's foolish raid

January 26, 2014

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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