Farthest North by the South

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Lisbon, Ohio

In the summer of 1863 Gen. John Hunt Morgan, the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," led over 2,500 Rebel troops on a raid through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. By the time he surrendered on July 26, only 346 men remained, but he'd led those soldiers farther into Yankee territory than any other Confederate commander. For perspective, the monument that marks his surrender spot is farther north than the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.

Morgan, compulsively reckless, escaped his imprisonment, only to be killed in 1864 when another of his raids failed. He was shot dead in Tennessee as he tried to run away.

Farthest North by the South

Address:
40231 OH-518, Lisbon, OH
Directions:
South of town. On the south side of OH-518, 2.5 miles west of the tiny towny of West Point, and only a couple hundred yards west of the West Beaver Presbyterian Church and graveyard.
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