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

Downtown Corydon

The Pillaging and Plundering Begins

 

— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

 
Downtown Corydon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Downtown Corydon Marker
Inscription.  On July 9, 1863, Colonel Lewis Jordan, Commander of the 5th Regiment, Indiana Legion units (Home Guard) had established a defensive position south of Corydon by 12:30 p.m., General Morgan’s cavalry forces successfully outflanked Jordan's position. Then the Raiders swarmed through downtown Corydon. Many citizens were stripped of money and horses, stores were ransacked, mills ransomed, and the county treasury robbed. Other sought-after prizes included replacements for tattered clothes, shoes, and hats. Fortunately, there was no reported burning of property.

Morgan and his staff had lunch at the Kintner House where they learned of the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a battle fought July 1-3. Although Morgan had moved easily into the North, he was paying a price at Corydon as he lost eight killed, and 33 wounded. Hoosier casualties, military and civilian totaled five killed, 14 wounded, and 390 captured, since the Raiders entered Indiana. The 345 captured in Corydon were paroled (or released) by Morgan in front of the courthouse during the afternoon of July 9.

Eleven wounded Raiders were left behind and two died
Downtown Corydon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Downtown Corydon Marker
in Corydon. In the local cemetery, Cedar Hill, are three casualties of the Morgan Raid. One was William Heth, the local tollgate keeper, and two Confederate privates, John Dunn (unmarked grave) and Greene Bottomer. Colonel Lewis Jordan was buried at Cedar Hill in 1873.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.71′ N, 86° 7.56′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Avenue (Indiana Route 337) and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north on Capitol Avenue. Marker is located on the south side of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Polly Strong Slavery Case (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Corydon (a few steps from this marker); Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated In Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War I (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Col. Lewis Jordan image. Click for full size.
4. Col. Lewis Jordan
Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 33 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.
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