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Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid

— July 8-13, 1863 —

 
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription.  General John Hunt Morgan, Confederate cavalry commander, occupied Versailles on Sunday afternoon, July 12. Having seized county treasury he moved North at 4:00 P.M. as Union forces began to close in upon him.
 
Erected 1963 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission 1963. (Marker Number 69.1963.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 12, 1848.
 
Location. 39° 4.322′ N, 85° 15.084′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on North Main Street north of East Tyson Street, on the left when traveling north. Located on the East lawn (entrance) of the Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles IN 47042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Morgan (here, next to this marker); Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (a few steps from this marker); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from
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this marker); Birthplace of James H. Tyson (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen S. Harding (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Masonic Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ripley County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker
Wide View - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Wide View - - Morgan's Raid Marker
South/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. South/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana
East Entrance - - Ripley County Courthouse - - - Built 1860 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. East Entrance - - Ripley County Courthouse - - - Built 1860
North/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
6. North/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana
South/West Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
7. South/West Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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