Painting of Confederate general who fought in Columbiana Co. removed

Associated Press


A painting of a Confederate general has been removed from a state park lodge in eastern Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources oversees the parks and made the decision.

A department spokesman told The Daily Jeffersonian in Cambridge that the canvas painting of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan is in storage after being removed from the Salt Fork State Park Lodge.

The painting shows Morgan on horseback and another soldier holding a Confederate battle flag.

Morgan led a raid through Ohio during the Civil War in 1863 before he and his men were captured near East Liverpool in Columbiana County.

Erected in 1909 and dedicated in 1910 in West Township, a large stone adorned with a plaque marks the spot where Morgan surrendered to Major George W. Rue on July 26, 1863.

The battle in Salineville, near Lisbon, where Morgan lost 364 men, marked the farthest point north any Confederate troops reached during the Civil War.

Morgan later escaped and fled Ohio but was later killed.

Several Ohio cities have removed Confederate markers in the wake of last week’s violent white- nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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