Brigadier General Darrell N. Markijohn will portray Confederate guerilla lead John Morgan Hunt during an upcoming installment of the Zoar Speaker Series. (Historic Zoar Village)

ZOAR - Historic Zoar Village is continuing its free Speaker Series with a program on the Confederate guerilla leader who brought the Civil War to Ohio with his group, “Morgan’s Raiders,” in July of 1863.

Brigadier General Darrell N. Markijohn will portray John Hunt Morgan during the program this Saturday, Sept. 7th, from 11 am to noon at the historic Zoar School House on Fourth Street.

Markijohn has been a living historian for 25 years. He first joined the 6th Ohio Cavalry as a mounted trooper in 1994. He has served as the overall commander of Federal Troops at major reenactments around the country including the 150th Anniversary of Antietam, the 150th Anniversary of Chancellorsville and the 155th Anniversary of Gettysburg.

Markijohn is also the Committee Chair for Historic Zoar Village’s Civil War Reenactment to be held September 21-22. The Speaker Series event is a precursor to the reenactment which draws more than hundreds of reenactors from multiple states to reenact key battles of the Civil War. 

About Historic Zoar Village 

Historic Zoar Village was founded by German Separatists in 1817 and thrived as a communal settlement for more than 80 years. Today, the village is home to approximately 75 families living in homes built from 1817 to present. Zoar’s historical district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and dozens of village structures have been painstakingly preserved through the collaborative efforts of the Zoar Community Association and the Ohio Historical Society.