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Dupont in Jefferson 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.  Confederate forces under Gen. John Hunt Morgan camped near Dupont the night of July 11. They destroyed railroad track, burned bridges, freight cars and a warehouse, and stole 2, 000 hams from Mayfield's pork house.
 
Erected 1963 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 39.1963.1.)
 
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 11, 1848.
 
Location. 38° 53.318′ N, 85° 31.15′ W. Marker is in Dupont, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 7 and West Main Street on State Road 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dupont IN 47231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Troops Camped Here (here, next to this marker); Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. John Morgan's Troops (approx. 2.1 miles away); John H. and Sarah Tibbets
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); Lyman Hoyt (approx. 3.9 miles away); Eleutherian College (approx. 3.9 miles away); Morgan Finds a Hoosier Oasis (approx. 7.6 miles away); Morgan is Forced to Turn Back, (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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