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

Exhausted Morgan Troops

Spend Fifth Night in Indiana

 

—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

 
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Exhausted Morgan Troops Marker
Inscription. Located on the southeast corner of State Road 101 and County Road 900N stands the Ferris Schoolhouse. The structure still stands and has been converted to a private residence. General Morgan spent the evening of July 12, 1863, inside the school while his exhausted troopers camped at the present-day St. Paul cemetery. Morgan and his Raiders had ridden approximately 45 miles that day (150 miles in the last four days).

Two miles to the north at Sunman, 1,800 Union soldiers were waiting in railroad cars for orders to pursue Morgan and his men. At 5 a.m. on the 13th, Morgan and his men continued their raid eastward (on Asche Road or County Road 900N) into Dearborn County.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 39° 12.296′ N, 85° 5.664′ W. Marker is in Sunman, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on State Road 101 north of Asche Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance to the St. Paul Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8930 State Rte 101, Sunman IN 47041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Exhausted Morgan Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Exhausted Morgan Troops Marker
are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint John Lutheran Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Raider's Steal the Priest's Horses (approx. 5˝ miles away); General John Morgan (approx. 5.6 miles away); Whitlatch Clinic (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named General John Morgan (approx. 6.4 miles away); Union Noose Tightening (approx. 6.6 miles away); Dover (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named General John Morgan (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ferris Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. Ferris Schoolhouse
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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