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Union troops skirmish with Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan's men around Washington, Ohio

John Hunt Morgan's Confederate raiders skirmishing through Washington, Ohio, July 24, 1863, artist's impression, detail
07/24/1863
After spreading panic through parts of Indiana, Confederate raider General John Hunt Morgan had led his men into Ohio ten days before. Union forces were closing in however, and around Washington, Ohio (present day Old Washington, Ohio) he was forced to fight a series of skirmishes.  Two days later, he and much of his weary command were captured in Columbiana County, Ohio by Union troops under General James Shackleford.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
David L. Mower, Morgan's Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2013), 143. 
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