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John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864)

 
 
John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
1. John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," Morgan was born in Huntsville, Alabama; in 1831 moved to Lexington. After attending Transylvania, he fought in the Mexican war. In Lexington, he prospered as owner of hemp factory and woolen mill. Morgan organized Lexington Rifles Infantry, 1857; later lead them to aid Confederacy. See over.

(Reverse):
Leading cavalry raids behind the enemy lines, Morgan disrupted Union supplies and communications. For southerners, he was the ideal romantic hero. Captured in Indiana-Ohio raid, he escaped and was killed in Greeneville, Tennessee, September 4, 1864. Buried in Lexington Cemetery. Morgan became a courageous symbol of the Lost Cause.
 
Erected 1937 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1803.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.848′ N, 84° 29.867′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on North Upper Street near West Main Street (Route 25 / 60), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located adjacent to the mounted statue of Morgan on the front or southeast
Reverse of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
2. Reverse of Marker
side of the historic courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayette County (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Vice President (within shouting distance of this marker); Silversmith Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Inauguration (about 600 feet away); Lewis And Clark In Kentucky (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
3. John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) Marker
John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
4. John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864)
John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
5. John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) Marker
Statue of John Hunt Morgan astride his horse.
John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
6. John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864)
 
 
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