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Vernon in Jennings County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid

 
 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led a raid into southern Indiana, July 8-13, 1863. On July 11, he demanded the surrender of Vernon. Colonel Hugh T. Williams, Indiana Legion, replied that Morgan "must take it by hard fighting." No major battle occurred, and Morgan's cavalry withdrew toward Dupont, Jefferson County.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Replacing 1963 Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission Marker. (Marker Number 40.1997.1.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 38° 59.083′ N, 85° 36.539′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Indiana, in Jennings County. Marker is on Jackson Street (State Road 7) east of North Pike Street, on the left when traveling east. Located on the South lawn of the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 North Pike Street, Vernon IN 47282, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker,
Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker
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measured as the crow flies. New Survey Markers Set (here, next to this marker); Vernon Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Jonathan Jennings (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan is Forced to Turn Back, (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jennings County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muscatatuck Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hannah Milhous Nixon (approx. 6.4 miles away); Kellar Grist Mill (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
Also see . . .  "Vernon Home Guard" (Militia) ::. The "Home Guard" is called out to deal with 'Morgan's Raiders' ! ! (Submitted on August 14, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Looking East - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Looking East - - Morgan's Raid Marker
Looking West - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Looking West - - Morgan's Raid Marker
East Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. East Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana
West Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
6. West Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana
Community Time Capsule - - (On West Lawn of Courthouse.) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
7. Community Time Capsule - - (On West Lawn of Courthouse.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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