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

Battle of Corydon

- - - July 9, 1863 - - -

 
 
Battle of Corydon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. Battle of Corydon Marker
Inscription. A force of about 400, Indiana militia and citizen volunteers commanded by Col. Lewis Jordan, engaged John Hunt Morgan's raiders, 2,400 cavalry, along a wooded ridge a mile south of Corydon. The determined Hoosier defense caused General Duke, Morgan's second in command, to comment, "They resolutely defended their rail piles." Three Hoosiers and eight Confederates were killed. Morgan then brought up his cannon and flanked the militia forcing Jordan to retreat. After Morgan surrounded and began shelling Corydon, Jordan surrendered with 345 men.
 
Erected 1961 by Society of Indiana Pioneers. (Marker Number 31.1961.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.706′ N, 86° 7.569′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on North Capitol Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. In S/W corner of court yard of Court House close to Old Capitol Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Capitol Ave., Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial
Wide View of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. Wide View of Marker
Old State Capitol Building can be seen in background.
(a few steps from this marker); Harrison County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated In Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War I (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Corydon. National Park Service summary. (Submitted on July 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Corydon. Site photos from Civil War Album. (Submitted on July 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,560 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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