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Canton in Washington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Canton Plundered

ó John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó

 
 
Canton Plundered Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Canton Plundered Marker
Inscription.  On the afternoon of July 10, 1863, General Morganís men looted Canton stores and confiscated fresh horses. The raiders continued east from there toward New Philadelphia, crossed the middle fork of the Blue River, and proceeded into Scott County.

Approximately eight miles south of here, near Pekin, a small detachment of Confederates were defeated on July 11. Earlier in Kentucky, a unit of 135 cavalrymen from Morganís primary force had been detached to create havoc around Louisville. They were led by Captain William J. Davis and their purpose was to divert attention from the main body of Raiders. The detachment was then to rejoin Morgan at Salem. Northeast of Louisville, Captain Davisís men attempted to cross the Ohio River at Twelve Mile Island but were either captured, wounded, or otherwise scattered. Those who made it into Indiana struggled to join Morgan, making it to near Pekin where all became casualties. In the brief skirmish, one was killed, fiver were wounded and 20 were captured.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 9.)
 
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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 10, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 37.445′ N, 86° 2.073′ W. Marker is in Canton, Indiana, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Canton Road and North Canton Road S, on the right when traveling east on East Canton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem IN 47167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brock Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Hay Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Birthplace of John Milton Hay (approx. 3.7 miles away); Christopher Harrison (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington County Honor Rolls Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington County Courthouse / Salem Downtown Historic District (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Washington County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
3. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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