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Near West Harrison in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio

and Burn the Bridge Behind Them

 

— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

 
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By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
1. Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio Marker
Inscription.  During the afternoon of July 13, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Whitewater River a few hundred yards north of this point. His exhausted men were strung out behind him, but managed to burn the wooden bridge once the straggling ranks were closed. They moved through West Harrison, Indiana, and into Ohio. Just as in Indiana, the Harrison, Ohio, stores were pillaged.

The advanced units of the Union cavalry reached this point one hour later, but were too exhausted to pursue further. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical 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 13, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 14.919′ N, 84° 49.291′ W. Marker is near West Harrison, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of Jamison Road and N. Dearborn Road, on the right when traveling south on Jamison Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Harrison IN 47060, 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. Canal Junction (approx. 0.2 miles away); When the Civil War Came to Indiana
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By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio); P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio); Harrison War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio); Othniel Looker Home (approx. 2 miles away in Ohio); General John Morgan (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Harrison.
 
More about this marker. The marker is the 23rd interpretive sign on the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail.
 
Also see . . .  John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. From the Historic Hoosiers Hills RC&D website. (Submitted on May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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