Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Arville L. Funk
to the memory of Arville L. Funk:
historian, author, lawyer, teacher,
civic and church leader
This six-pound field gun is similar to those used by General John Hunt Morganís Raiders and the Harrison County Home Guard. One cannon was used by the Home Guard at Morvinís Landing on the Ohio River. At the Battle of Corydon the Raiders had two cannons directly South of this site under the command of Basil Duke, 6th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment. Two additional cannons were located southwest of this point along the Mauckport Pike. After the Home Guard surrendered, Morgan placed one cannon pointing North and fired over the Town to Notify citizens of the surrender.
The June 1995 placement of this cannon and Historic plaque was made possible through the generous donations of the following firms, individuals, and the general support of the Community.
(Listing of supporters not replicated here for brevity)
Location. 38° 11.979′ N, 86° 7.765′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on Old Indiana 135, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. South of Corydon on Old 135 just past W. Heidelberg
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan's Condederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Corydon (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Battle of Corydon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrison County (Indiana) Fair (approx. half a mile away); Old Capital Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away); Posey House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hottell Insurance Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bell Predates the Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,793 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 2. submitted on July 29, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.