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Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor

John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor Marker
Inscription. The Morgan Raiders arrived in Versailles at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 1863, and proceeded to rob the county treasury and to obtain fresh horses. The Raiders also captured and paroled 300 local men, who had assembled in hopes of defending Versailles. One of Morgan's men robbed the local Masonic Lodge of its jewelry. Morgan, a staunch Mason, ordered the items returned and the thief reprimanded.

The Raiders left at 4 p.m. in several directions with orders to converge at present-day St. Paul. Union General Edward H. Hobson and the pursuing Union Cavalry arrived Sunday evening, only four hours behind Morgan. That night the Union forces camped west of Versailles. (Note the Historical Markers on the courthouse lawn.)
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 39° 4.295′ N, 85° 15.155′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is at the intersection of Tyson Street and South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on Tyson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles IN 47042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson Watts (within shouting distance of this marker); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Masonic Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen S. Harding (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ripley County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (about 400 feet away); Morgan's Raid (about 400 feet away); General John Morgan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Gen. John Hunt Morgan
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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