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Vernon in Jennings County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid

 
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led a raid into southern Indiana, July 8-13, 1863. On July 11, he demanded the surrender of Vernon. Colonel Hugh T. Williams, Indiana Legion, replied that Morgan "must take it by hard fighting." No major battle occurred, and Morgan's cavalry withdrew toward Dupont, Jefferson County.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Replacing 1963 Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission Marker. (Marker Number 40.1997.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.083′ N, 85° 36.539′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Indiana, in Jennings County. Marker is on Jackson Street (Indiana Route 7) east of North Pike Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the South lawn of the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 North Pike Street, Vernon IN 47282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Survey Markers Set (here, next to this marker); Vernon Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Jonathan Jennings
Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan is Forced to Turn Back, (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jennings County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muscatatuck Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hannah Milhous Nixon (approx. 6.4 miles away); Kellar Grist Mill (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vernon.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Vernon Home Guard" (Militia) ::. The "Home Guard" is called out to deal with 'Morgan's Raiders' ! ! (Submitted on August 14, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Looking East - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Looking East - - Morgan's Raid Marker
Looking West - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Looking West - - Morgan's Raid Marker
East Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. East Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana
West Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
6. West Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana
Community Time Capsule - - (On West Lawn of Courthouse.) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
7. Community Time Capsule - - (On West Lawn of Courthouse.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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