Morgan's Raid, July 1863
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.
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′
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.
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.