Near Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battle of Corydon
This “Battle of Corydon” was the first and only organized resistance that Morgan met in his raid through Indiana. It was one of the few battles of the Civil War fought on Northern soil.
Morganís division entered Indiana at Morvinís Landing, just East of the Town of Mauckport, on the afternoon of July 8, 1863. The Raiders used two captured steamboats, the J. T. McCombs and the Alice Dean to transport their forces across the Ohio River. After transporting their troops across the Ohio, the Raiders set fire to the Alice Dean and it sank at the mouth of Buck Creek near the Indiana shore. The invaders spent the night of the 8th encamped at Frakes Mill, about seven miles North of the Ohio River.
On the morning of July 9th the Morgan division marched North toward Corydon, the county seat of Harrison County. Meanwhile, the Harrison County Home Guards constructed a fortification of logs, stones, and rails along this
Losses: Confederates - - - 8 killed and 33 wounded - - - Home Guards 3 killed and 8 wounded.
After defeating the Home Guards, at this battle site, the Morgan division occupied Corydon briefly, pausing just long enough to eat all the food local citizens had prepared for the Home Guards and to rob the county treasurer and loot some of the townís merchants. They also placed a levy on the flour mills of the county and received some $2,000.00 as ransom for the mills. On the afternoon of July 9th Morganís division rode North out of Corydon, taking some 500 local horses and leaving their worn Kentucky Thoroughbreds.
The raid was to continue throughout Indiana and Ohio for seventeen more days before Gen. Morgan and the last few hundred of his troops surrendered near New Lisbon, Ohio on July 26. The entire raid route was over one
[[ Small Plaque ]]This memorial donated by Blaine H. & Geneva Wiseman. Blaine was a 27 year member of the Harrison County Park Board and a Rotarian.
Location. 38° 11.993′ N, 86° 7.766′ W. Marker is near Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from Old Indiana 135 south of W. Heidelberg Rd. NW, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Battle of Corydon Park which sits on Left after you pass W. Heidelberg Rd. NW.. Go into Park - - About half way into Park you will find Marker on the Left. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan's Condederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); Arville L. Funk (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Corydon (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County (Indiana) Fair (approx. half a mile away); Old Capital Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away); Posey House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hottell Insurance Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bell Predates the Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corydon.
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of Corydon
Also see . . . Route Morgan's Raiders took. from the Ohio River the troops took a rough and tumble route to the Battle of Corydon.
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