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Salem in Washington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Salem Suffers

 

—Morgan's Raid —

 
Salem Suffers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
1. Salem Suffers Marker
Inscription. On July 10, 1863 at his headquarters on the southeast side of courthouse square, General Morgan watched the indiscriminate looting of Salem.

Hardest hit was Berkey’s Store on the northwest corner of the square. At Berkey’s more than $1,000 worth of merchandise was taken, including “souvenirs”, i.e.; a birdcage with three canaries, and seven pairs of ice skates.

Two flour mills, DePauw’s and Knight’s, were ransomed for $1,000 each to prevent their burning. The Allen Manley & Company Woolen Mill was levied the same amount. Manley paid after receiving Morgan’s personally signed order that his property would be protected.

Shortly after noon, Morgan learned from his telegrapher that General Edward H. Hobson had left Corydon with 4,000 pursuing Union troops. Morgan convened a council of war and decided to ride east. Morgan’s command, laden with loot, left Salem around 3 P.M. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan’s Raid - Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.325′ N, 86° 6.038′ W. Marker is in Salem, Indiana, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square (South Side) (Indiana Route 135) and South Main Street, on the left when traveling
Text - - Salem Suffers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
2. Text - - Salem Suffers Marker
east on Public Square (South Side). Click for map. Located on the South side of the Washington County Courthouse in Salem, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Salem IN 47167, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan's Raid (here, next to this marker); Washington County Honor Rolls Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Washington County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Courthouse / Salem Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of John Milton Hay (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Hay Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burning the Salem Railroad Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brock Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker Photo - - John Hunt Morgan's Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
3. Marker Photo - - John Hunt Morgan's Heritage Trail
Marker Photo - - "The Shakedown" image. Click for full size.
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4. Marker Photo - - "The Shakedown"
Marker Photo - - "Union General Edward H. Hobson" image. Click for full size.
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5. Marker Photo - - "Union General Edward H. Hobson"
Marker Photo - - "John Hunt Morgan" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
6. Marker Photo - - "John Hunt Morgan"
Looking West - - Salem Suffers Marker image. Click for full size.
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7. Looking West - - Salem Suffers Marker
South/West Corner - - Washington County Courthouse - - Salem, Indiana image. Click for full size.
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8. South/West Corner - - Washington County Courthouse - - Salem, Indiana
South/East Corner - - Washington County Courthouse - - Salem, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
9. South/East Corner - - Washington County Courthouse - - Salem, Indiana
North/East Corner - - Washington County Courthouse - - Salem, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
10. North/East Corner - - Washington County Courthouse - - Salem, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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