Canton in Washington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
óJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail ó
Approximately eight miles south of here, near Pekin, a small detachment of Confederates were defeated on July 11. Earlier in Kentucky, a unit of 135 cavalrymen from Morganís primary force had been detached to create havoc around Louisville. They were led by Captain William J. Davis and their purpose was to divert attention from the main body of Raiders. The detachment was then to rejoin Morgan at Salem. Northeast of Louisville, Captain Davisís men attempted to cross the Ohio River at Twelve Mile Island but were either captured, wounded, or otherwise scattered. Those who made it into Indiana struggled to join Morgan, making it to near Pekin where all became casualties. In the brief skirmish, one was killed, fiver were wounded and 20 were captured.
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D, Inc. (Marker Number 9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
Location. 38° 37.445′ N, 86° 2.073′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem IN 47167, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brock Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Hay Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Birthplace of John Milton Hay (approx. 3.7 miles away); Washington County Honor Rolls Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington County Courthouse / Salem Downtown Historic District (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.8 miles away); Salem Suffers (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.