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Near Maukport in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morganís Great Raid

Six Days of Terror

 

ó John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó

 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Morganís Great Raid Marker
Inscription.  July 8, 1863. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 cavalrymen crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. They were transported from Brandenburg, Kentucky, on two captured steamboats. For six days, the Raiders rode through Southern Indiana. Morgan and his men had conducted earlier raids, but this would be remembered as his Great Raid of 1863. It also was the only major military activity in Indiana during the Civil War.

July 9, 1863. The Battle of Corydon occurred as Morganís men outflanked 450 men of the Indiana Legion (local Home Guards). It was a written that the men, after entering Corydon, plundered to their “heartsí content”.

July 10, 1863. The Raiders entered Salem where they looted the businesses and burned the railroad depot – no town in Indiana would suffer more. A Union cavalry force of 4,000, led by General Edward H. Hobson, was in pursuit. At Indianapolis, Governor Oliver P. Morton asked General Lew Wallace to command 13 regiments of “Minutemen”. The Raiders passed through Vienne, advancing into Lexington, Indiana at dusk.

July 11, 1863.
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Morganís Great Raid Marker
At Vernon, the Raiders were turned back. This was the first and only time that they were forced to fall back while in Indiana. Morgan camped that night in Dupont.

July 12, 1863. The Raiders arrived in Versailles. Union General Hobsonís cavalry was four hours behind. The Raiders left Versailles at 4 p.m. and headed east. The exhausted cavalrymen camped for the night in an area now known as St. Paul. Two miles to the north were 1,800 Union soldiers sleeping in railroad boxcars.

July 13, 1863. Morgan and the Raiders resumed their eastward course. Although tired from the rigorous travel and the lack of sleep, the Raiders continued to devastate the countryside. During the afternoon, Morganís cavalrymen crossed the bridge into Harrison, Ohio. So ended the Indiana segment of Morganís 1,000-mile Great Raid.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.403′ N, 86° 11.64′ W. Marker is near Maukport, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on Indiana Route 135 0.2 miles north of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mauckport IN 47142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
3. Morganís Great Raid Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Home of Squire Boone (here, next to this marker); Morgan's Raid (here, next to this marker); The Civil War Comes to Indiana (here, next to this marker); Morgan Enters Indiana (approx. 1.6 miles away); Morgan's Headquarters (approx. 1.7 miles away in Kentucky); Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away in Kentucky); Morgan ~~ On To Ohio (approx. 1.9 miles away in Kentucky); Meade County Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maukport.
 
Also see . . .  Morgan's Raid. (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A.
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5. Morganís Great Raid
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
6. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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