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

Morgan Enters Indiana

 

ó John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó

 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Morgan Enters Indiana Marker
Inscription.  On Tuesday, July 7, 1863, the first units of General Morganís cavalry command arrived at Brandenburg, Kentucky. Their mission was to capture boats to be used for ferrying Morganís two thousand men across the 800-1,000-yard-wide Ohio River into Indiana. Promptly, two steamboats were captured, the J.T. McCombs, a mail boat, and the Alice Dean, a passenger boat.

In the early morning of the 8th, Morgan arrived at Brandenburg with the main body of his command. Just as the ferrying operation got underway, artillery shells fired by the Indiana Home Guard were finding a mark on the Kentucky shore. Morgan ordered two regiments to board the captured steamers and quickly proceed across the Ohio. The first Raiders stepped onto Indiana soil at Morvinís Landing. Others followed as the sporadic exchange of cannon fire ceased, with little damage done. Union gunboats approached the scene but were driven back by Morganís artillery fire. By midnight, all of Morganís men and horses were across. The Alice Dean was set afire, but the J.T. McCombs was left unharmed because the boatís captain was a friend of one of Morganís officers.

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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Morgan Enters Indiana Marker
pursuing 4,000 Union troops of General Edward Hobson completed the crossing of the Ohio River 26 hours behind Morgan, at 2 a.m. on July 10.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.985′ N, 86° 9.962′ W. Marker is near Maukport, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Morvins Landing Road and Indiana Route 11, on the right when traveling south on Morvins Landing Road. 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 walking distance of this marker. Big Joe Logsdon (approx. ĺ mile away in Kentucky); Capture of the Alice Dean (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); A Rest at Otter Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Underground Railroad Statue (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Flint for the Hunt (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Meade County Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Morgan ~~ On To Ohio (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A.
Gen. Edward H. Hobson, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. Gen. Edward H. Hobson, U.S.A.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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