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Morgan’s Raid - Indiana Historical Markers

This series includes 27 John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail markers detailing the July 1863 Raid ("The Great Raid") of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan through southeastern Indiana.
 
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Indiana (Dearborn County), Dover — 22 — DoverThe Final Insult — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
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 . . . — Map (db m86240) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), New Alsace — 21 — Raider's Steal the Priest's HorsesJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
General Morgan and his raiders struck New Alsace on Monday, July 13, 1863. Here at St. Paul Church, Father Roman Weinzapfel was celebrating Mass at 8:30 a.m. when the Raiders stole his horses. Today, the church appears much as it did in 1863. Across . . . — Map (db m100078) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 24 — Morgan's Great RaidSix Days of Terror — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
July 8, 1863. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 cavalrymen crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. They were transported from Brandenburg, Kentucky, on two captured steamboats. For six days, the Raiders rode through Southern . . . — Map (db m66873) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 23 — Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohioand Burn the Bridge Behind Them — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
During the afternoon of July 13, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Whitewater River a few hundred yards north of this point. His exhausted men were strung out behind him, but managed to burn the wooden bridge once the straggling ranks were . . . — Map (db m66875) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — When the Civil War Came to Indiana — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
By July 1863, the American Civil War had entered its third brutal summer. In the East, Confederate forces commanded by Robert E. Lee successfully turned back repeated Union attempts to capture the Southern capital at Richmond. General Lee even . . . — Map (db m66872) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Dupont — 16 — Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana
On July 11, 1863, General Morgan's main column arrived in Dupont, late in the evening. They traveled approximately 35 miles that day. Most of the Raiders camped at the bend of Camp Creek (#1), near the present day school. General Morgan spent the . . . — Map (db m100023) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 17 — Morgan Targets VersaillesJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Hurriedly vacating Dupont early Sunday morning, July 12, 1863, General Morgan's 2,000 cavalrymen headed east. A Dupont resident, Thomas Stout, was commandeered as a guide. The raiders passed numerous farms destroying crops and gathering fresh . . . — Map (db m100026) HM
Indiana (Jennings County), Paris Crossing — 14 — Morgan Finds a Hoosier OasisJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Throughout the day of July 11, 1863, Morgan's Raiders streamed northward from Lexington, passing through Hinesville (now Blocher), Deputy, and Paris. As a diversionary tactic, a regiment of cavalry rode eastward on the Kent Road, creating a sense of . . . — Map (db m99771) HM
Indiana (Jennings County), Vernon — 15 — Morgan is Forced to Turn Back,First and Only Time in Indiana — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Early Saturday morning, July 11, General Morgan and his raiders followed the roads northward from Lexington toward Vernon. At Vernon, Morgan demanded the surrender of the town, but was rebuffed. The Home Guard commander responded that the town was . . . — Map (db m99774) HM
Indiana (Ripley County), Pierceville — 19 — Union Noose TighteningJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
As General Morgan neared Pierceville, an urgent message was sent to Governor Oliver P. Morton reporting the threatening situation. At the time,, what is now State Road 350 was a railroad bed. West of this location, detachments of the Raiders burned . . . — Map (db m100061) HM
Indiana (Ripley County), Sunman — 20 — Exhausted Morgan TroopsSpend Fifth Night in Indiana — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Located on the southeast corner of State Road 101 and County Road 900N stands the Ferris Schoolhouse. The structure still stands and has been converted to a private residence. General Morgan spent the evening of July 12, 1863, inside the school . . . — Map (db m100075) HM
Indiana (Ripley County), Versailles — 18 — John Hunt Morgan's Code of HonorJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
The Morgan Raiders arrived in Versailles at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 1863, and proceeded to rob the county treasury and to obtain fresh horses. The Raiders also captured and paroled 300 local men, who had assembled in hopes of defending Versailles. . . . — Map (db m100052) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — 12 — A Night in a HotelJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
About dusk on July 10, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his men rode into Lexington, then the county seat of Scott County. The raiders had ridden approximately 45 miles since camping the previous night in the Palmyra area. Lexington was . . . — Map (db m99756) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Lexington — 13 — Town Creek EncampmentJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
On the night of July 10, 1863, most of John Hunt Morgan's cavalry camped along town Creek in these fields. the next morning, while some of the raiders stole what they wanted from Lexington businesses and homes, others scoured the area for horses to . . . — Map (db m99760) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Vienna — "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again
In the late afternoon of July 10, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's men reached Vienna and seized the Jeffersonville Railroad Station from the agent and telegraph operator. Morgan's telegraph specialist, Lieutenant George "Lightning" . . . — Map (db m99515) HM
Indiana (Scott County), Vienna — 11 — Morgan's Great RaidSix Days of Terror
July 8, 1863. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 cavalrymen crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. They were transported from Brandenburg, Kentucky, on two captured steamboats. For six days, the Raiders rode through Southern Indiana. . . . — Map (db m99516) HM
Indiana (Washington County), Salem — 7 — Burning the Salem Railroad Station — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
On July 10, 1863, shortly before noon, General Morgan entered Salem with two brigades of cavalry. One was commanded by Colonel Basil Duke, his brother-in-law, and the other by Colonel Adam Johnson. While in Salem, the troops looted, then burned . . . — Map (db m74080) HM
Indiana (Washington County), Salem — 8 — Salem Suffers — Morgan's Raid
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 . . . — Map (db m46794) HM

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