Newburgh in Warrick County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
July 18, 1862
The first town north of the Mason-Dixon Line to be captured by the Confederate forces during the War Between the States. Brig. Gen Adam R. Johnson with a guerrilla band crossed the Ohio River and confiscated supplies and ammunition without a shot being fired.
Erected 1981 by Sprinklesburg Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1862.
Location. 37° 56.623′ N, 87° 24.231′ W. Marker is in Newburgh, Indiana, in Warrick County. Memorial is on West Water Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 West Water Street, Newburgh IN 47630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charlie Wiggins (approx. 8˝ miles away); Lincoln Gardens (approx. 8˝ miles away); Evansville African American Museum Founder’s Marker (approx. 8˝ miles away); Refugee Camp Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 9 miles away); McCurdy - Sears Building (approx. 9.3 miles away); Civil War Camp (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 9.4 miles away).
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