“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dover in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


The Final Insult


—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

Dover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 18, 2015
1. Dover Marker
Inscription. On July 13, 1863, General Morgan's raiders looted a tavern in this Community. The Irish-born and agitated proprietor, James Murtaugh, protested, but without any luck. The tavern was an Inn with a dance hall on the second floor, which could be reached with a hand-operated elevator. The building is still standing, the second building north of this intersection on the east side of SR 1.

Despite their exhaustion, the Raiders' mischievous spirit was evident. Long bolts of stolen cloth unfurled from behind their saddles as they rode out of town.

Just 4/10 of a mile south of this point (on SR 1), is the Huber-Briggs Cemetery where a young man named Glardon is laid to rest. His funeral occurred as Morgan's men passed along the road east of Dover (now North Dearborn Road). The two fine horses used to pull the hearse became the property of Morgan's Raiders.
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 22.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Morgan’s Raid - Indiana marker series.
Location. 39° 14.464′ N, 84° 56.846′ W. Marker is in Dover, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 1 and North Dearborn Road, on the right when traveling

Dover, IN Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 18, 2015
2. Dover, IN Tavern
north on U.S. 1. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guilford IN 47022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General John Morgan (here, next to this marker); St. John The Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); East Fork Stone Chapel (approx. 4.3 miles away); Guilford Covered Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio (approx. 6.8 miles away); Canal Junction (approx. 6.9 miles away); When the Civil War Came to Indiana (approx. 6.9 miles away); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
More about this marker. This marker is number 22 of 24 markers in the "John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail".
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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