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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John H. Morgan

1825 - 1864

 

—The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy —

 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. John H. Morgan Marker
Inscription. First lieutenant, Marshal's Regiment of Cavalry in the Mexican War Captain the "Lexington Rifles" 1857 captain Company A of the Kentucky Cavalry 1861. Colonel 2nd Kentucky Cavalry 1862 Brigadier General appointed from Tennessee December 11, 1862. His command, never exceeding 4,000 men, was composed largely of Kentuckians and Tennesseans. It was renowned for boldness and celerity on raid, carrying terror into the region north of the Ohio. The "Great Raider" was surprised at night and killed by a detachment of the command of Gen. A.C. Gillem on the premises of the Williams home near this spot September 4, 1864. His heroism is the heritage of the South
 
Location. 36° 9.796′ N, 82° 49.865′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 11/321). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Main Street, Greeneville TN 37743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greeneville Union Convention (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. Elbert L. Kinser (a few steps from this marker); Greene County Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Greeneville, Tennessee (within shouting
John H. Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. John H. Morgan Marker
distance of this marker); Roll of Honor – Greene County (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor John Sevier (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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