Salem in Washington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
—Morgan's Raid —
Hardest hit was Berkey’s Store on the northwest corner of the square. At Berkey’s more than $1,000 worth of merchandise was taken, including “souvenirs”, i.e.; a birdcage with three canaries, and seven pairs of ice skates.
Two flour mills, DePauw’s and Knight’s, were ransomed for $1,000 each to prevent their burning. The Allen Manley & Company Woolen Mill was levied the same amount. Manley paid after receiving Morgan’s personally signed order that his property would be protected.
Shortly after noon, Morgan learned from his telegrapher that General Edward H. Hobson had left Corydon with 4,000 pursuing Union troops. Morgan convened a council of war and decided to ride east. Morgan’s command, laden with loot, left Salem around 3 P.M. (Marker Number 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
Location. 38° 36.325′ N, 86° 6.038′ W. Marker is in Salem, Indiana, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square (South Side) (State Road 135) and South Main Street, on the Touch for map. Located on the South side of the Washington County Courthouse in Salem, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Salem IN 47167, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan's Raid (here, next to this marker); Washington County Honor Rolls Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Washington County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Courthouse / Salem Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of John Milton Hay (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Hay Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burning the Salem Railroad Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brock Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.