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

Morgan's Raid

 

—July 8-13, 1863 —

 
Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Morgan's Raid Marker
Inscription. General John Hunt Morgan, Confederate cavalry commander, occupied Versailles on Sunday afternoon, July 12. Having seized county treasury he moved North at 4:00 P.M. as Union forces began to close in upon him.
 
Erected 1963 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission 1963. (Marker Number 69.1963.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 4.322′ N, 85° 15.084′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on North Main Street north of East Tyson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the East lawn (entrance) of the Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles IN 47042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Morgan (here, next to this marker); Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (a few steps from this marker); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Stephen S. Harding (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Masonic Hall
Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Morgan's Raid Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ripley County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson Watts (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wide View - - Morgan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Wide View - - Morgan's Raid Marker
South/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. South/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana
East Entrance - - Ripley County Courthouse - - - Built 1860 image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. East Entrance - - Ripley County Courthouse - - - Built 1860
North/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
6. North/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana
South/West Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
7. South/West Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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