The Ghost in the Portsmouth Barber Shops; Men Form Militia Group in Preparation for Morgan's Raiders

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The Ghost in the Portsmouth Barber Shops; Men Form Militia Group in Preparation for Morgan's Raiders

Description

Photo image of scanned scrapbook page 202. Pictured is a typed page giving details about a ghost in Portsmouth that frequented all the barber shops. It was said the ghost was of a courtesan in the west end. A woman would appear on the glass. One day, however, someone broke the glass thus ending the ghost's appearances. Fox's Police Gazette; West End
Bottom typed text: local men formed a small militia unit in preparation for Morgan's Raiders. Although the were ready, Morgan's Raiders did not enter Portsmouth. Instead they passed through Piketon, Jackson, and Pomeroy. Mayor Kerr; Davis' Gun Shop at Chillicothe and Mill Streets; Davis Company; Mountain Belle; Gun Boats; Governor Todd.

Creator

Henry A. Lorberg

Date

Unknown

Format

Scanned scrapbook page

Coverage

Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio

Rights

Portsmouth Public Library

Citation

Henry A. Lorberg , “The Ghost in the Portsmouth Barber Shops; Men Form Militia Group in Preparation for Morgan's Raiders,” Local History Digital Collection, accessed April 18, 2021, https://www.yourppl.org/history/items/show/21490.

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