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Dupont in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana Marker
Inscription. On July 11, 1863, General Morgan's main column arrived in Dupont, late in the evening. They traveled approximately 35 miles that day. Most of the Raiders camped at the bend of Camp Creek (#1), near the present day school. General Morgan spent the night at the Thomas Stout house (the site is northwest of the present-day bridge on West Front Street, #2) A local doctor's eight-year-old son, James Frank Lewis, was captured and held prisoner in the Mayfield Smokehouse. later, when he became homesick, he was released and returned to his home (a one story house with four columns, #3). Next door was the home of Sally Trousdale, who taunted the raiders by flying two American flags from her porch. (a two story house, #4). Some two thousand hams were taken from the Mayfield Smokehouse (the site is at the southeast corner of East Front and South Street, #5). The nearby Mayfield store was robbed of $1,600. Mayfield's daughter, Josephine, a fiery redhead screamed and yelled from her house at the Raiders for disturbing the peace. Henry Snook, one of the raiders, was attracted to Josephine and promised to return and marry her. Following the war, they were married and settled in Chicago. (Neither the Mayfield store nor house can be located with certainty, only the smokehouse).

The local women baked biscuits all night, willingly or unwillingly. Morgan

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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana Marker
Close-up of map on marker.
and his men departed early on July 12. Five hours later, members of the Union cavalry arrived. They too were hungry and the same Dupont residents cooked for the Union boys.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.35′ N, 85° 31.1′ W. Marker is in Dupont, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near Dupont United Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Dupont IN 47231, United States of America.
 
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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan's Raid (about 300 feet away); Gen. John Morgan's Troops (approx. 2.1 miles away); John H. and Sarah Tibbets (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lyman Hoyt (approx. 3.9 miles away); Eleutherian College (approx. 4 miles away); Morgan Finds a Hoosier Oasis (approx. 7.7 miles away); Morgan is Forced to Turn Back, (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana Marker
James Frank Lewis House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. James Frank Lewis House
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
5. Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana Marker
Site of Mayfield Smokehouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
6. Site of Mayfield Smokehouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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