Near Maukport in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Morgan Enters Indiana
ó John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó
In the early morning of the 8th, Morgan arrived at Brandenburg with the main body of his command. Just as the ferrying operation got underway, artillery shells fired by the Indiana Home Guard were finding a mark on the Kentucky shore. Morgan ordered two regiments to board the captured steamers and quickly proceed across the Ohio. The first Raiders stepped onto Indiana soil at Morvinís Landing. Others followed as the sporadic exchange of cannon fire ceased, with little damage done. Union gunboats approached the scene but were driven back by Morganís artillery fire. By midnight, all of Morganís men and horses were across. The Alice Dean was set afire, but the J.T. McCombs was left unharmed because the boatís captain was a friend of one of Morganís officers.
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 7, 1863.
Location. 38° 0.985′ N, 86° 9.962′ W. Marker is near Maukport, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Morvins Landing Road and Indiana Route 11, on the right when traveling south on Morvins Landing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mauckport IN 47142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Joe Logsdon (approx. ĺ mile away in Kentucky); Capture of the Alice Dean (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); A Rest at Otter Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Underground Railroad Statue (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Flint for the Hunt (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Meade County Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Morgan ó On To Ohio (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.