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Near Laconia in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frakesí Mill

First Night in Indiana

ó John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó

 
 
Frakesí Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Frakesí Mill Marker
Inscription.  On the night of July 8t, 1863, Morganís 1st Brigade, commanded by Colonel Basil W. Duke, camped in this area. This brigade, ferried across first, rode northward from Morvinís Landing, skirmishing along the way with the Indiana Legion. The militiamen retreated toward Corydon at 10 p.m. Apparently, the citizens had left in great haste, leaving freshly made foodstuffs behind, which the Raiders consumed. Frakesí Mill, located here at the time, was powered by water diverted from Buck Creek into a race, or small canal. Loppís Mill, one of three along Buck Creek, was burned when the owner refused to accept Confederate money as payment for flour. Frakesí Mill and the Squire Booneís Mill were not burned.

Colonel Adam R. Johnsonís 2nd Brigade spent the night about three miles to the south. They assumed the lead position on the morning of July 9 as the Confederate forces struck out for Corydon.

Union General Edward H. Hobson was still in Kentucky, not crossing the Ohio River until the next morning.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 3.)
 
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historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. 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 8, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 4.649′ N, 86° 6.832′ W. Marker is near Laconia, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on Otterbein Road SE, 0.2 miles west of Union Chapel Road SE, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laconia IN 47135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Squire Boone Burial Cave (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tindall School #3 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Morgan Enters Indiana (approx. 5.1 miles away); Big Joe Logsdon (approx. 5.7 miles away in Kentucky); Last Home of Squire Boone (approx. 5.7 miles away); Morganís Great Raid (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Civil War Comes to Indiana (approx. 5.8 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Frakesí Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Frakesí Mill Marker
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
3. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A.
Gen. Edward H. Hobson, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. Gen. Edward H. Hobson, U.S.A.
Col. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
6. Col. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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