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John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail Sign Dedication
Story by John LePage
Published in The Daily Jeffersonian on September 3, 2013

On August 24, 2013 at 4 p.m., a group gathered in front of the old Cumberland School where an informational sign about Morgan's Raid was dedicated. Peggy Whited introduced Attorney and Civil War expert Andy Warhola, who talked about Morgan's Raid in Cumberland. He noted that there are 59 informational signs tracing Morgan's Raid through Ohio with four of them located in Guernsey County.

He distributed pictures of the old Globe House that was one of the prominent places to stay in Cumberland in the 1860s. Morgan slept there for a few hours, before being awoken to make a hasty escape ahead of Union troops.

After Warhola finished, Dorothy Montgomery, whose family farm is located South-West of Cumberland on Zeno Road, talked for a few minutes. She told about the outbuilding on the farm that has a carving on the beam done by one of Morgan's Raiders. She also shared stories that had been passed down through her family about the Raid.

 


Andy Warhola addressing the group.

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