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Vienna in Scott County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid, July 1863

 
 
Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
Side A
During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan (1825~1864) led a raid through southern Indiana July 8-13, 1863. Crossed Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on two commandeered steamboats with over 2,000 cavalrymen and entered Indiana near Mauckport. Following a battle at Corydon, they traveled north to Salem.

Side B
Morgan's soldiers then traveled east and reached Vienna July 10; they burned railroad bridge and depot and tapped telegraph line. Spent night in Lexington. Moving northeast, they interacted with towns including Vernon, Dupont, and Versailles. Left Indiana at Harrison (now West Harrison). Morgan and part of force were captured in eastern Ohio.
 
Erected 2002 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation.
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 38.932′ N, 85° 46.257′ 

Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 2)
W. Marker is in Vienna, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is on State Road 356, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at railroad crossing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan's Great Raid (about 400 feet away); Scott County Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pigeon Roost (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pigeon Roost (approx. 2.3 miles away); Scott County's Carnegie Library (approx. 2˝ miles away); Scott County War Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); William Hayden English (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Gen. John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Gen. John Hunt Morgan
Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 217 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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