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

Palmyra

Second Night in Indiana

 

ó John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó

 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Palmyra Marker
Inscription.  On the night of July 9, 1863, Morganís cavalrymen camped in the fields in this vicinity. Following an afternoon of looting in Corydon, they reached this point via two parallel roads by early evening. This site is approximately 25 miles from their first nightís camp grounds at Frakesí Mill. As the soldiers were cooking and eating supper, telegraph expert Lieutenant George “Lightning” Ellsworth tapped into the line to Salem and Seymour. He learned that General Edward H. Hobsonís four thousand pursuing Union cavalry would soon be ferrying across the Ohio river from Kentucky.

Early the next morning, General Morgan split his command into three groups, one headed straight north for Salem, one moved southeast toward Greenville, and the third went northwest toward Fredericksburg.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.419′ N, 86° 6.615′ 
Palmyra Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Palmyra Marker
W. Marker is in Palmyra, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street NE (Indiana Route 135) and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on Greene Street NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra IN 47164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations (approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Borden Tavern / Borden Museum (approx. 9.8 miles away); Borden Institute Site (approx. 9.9 miles away); Morgan Plans to Attack Salem (approx. 10.6 miles away); Patrick Shields (approx. 10.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); George W. Waltz (approx. 10.7 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Lieutenant George “Lightning” Ellsworth, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Lieutenant George “Lightning” Ellsworth, C.S.A.
Lieutenant George “Lightning” Ellsworth, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. Lieutenant George “Lightning” Ellsworth, 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 52 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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