Near Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battle of Corydon
This “Battle of Corydon” was the first and only organized resistance that Morgan met in his raid through Indiana. It was one of the few battles of the Civil War fought on Northern soil.
Morganís division entered Indiana at Morvinís Landing, just East of the Town of Mauckport, on the afternoon of July 8, 1863. The Raiders used two captured steamboats, the J. T. McCombs and the Alice Dean to transport their forces across the Ohio River. After transporting their troops across the Ohio, the Raiders set fire to the Alice Dean and it sank at the mouth of Buck Creek near the Indiana shore. The invaders spent the night of the 8th encamped at Frakes Mill, about seven miles North of the Ohio River.
On the morning of July
Losses: Confederates - - - 8 killed and 33 wounded - - - Home Guards 3 killed and 8 wounded.
After defeating the Home Guards, at this battle site, the Morgan division occupied Corydon briefly, pausing just long enough to eat all the food local citizens had prepared for the Home Guards and to rob the county treasurer and loot some of the townís merchants. They also placed a levy on the flour mills of the county and received some $2,000.00 as ransom for the mills. On the afternoon of July 9th Morganís division rode North out of Corydon, taking some 500 local horses and leaving their worn Kentucky Thoroughbreds.
The raid was to continue
[[ Small Plaque ]]This memorial donated by Blaine H. & Geneva Wiseman. Blaine was a 27 year member of the Harrison County Park Board and a Rotarian.
Location. 38° 11.993′ N, 86° 7.766′ W. Marker is near Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from Old Indiana 135 south of W. Heidelberg Rd. NW, on the right when traveling south. Located in Battle of Corydon Park which sits on Left after you pass W. Heidelberg Rd. NW.. Go into Park - - About half way into Park you will find Marker on the Left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Arville L. Funk (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Battle of Corydon (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County (Indiana) Fair (approx. half a mile away); A Fair to Remember (approx. half a mile away); Old Capital Bank The Red Mill – Reasorís Service Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Posey House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
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Also see . . . Route Morgan's Raiders took. from the Ohio River the troops took a rough and tumble route to the Battle of Corydon. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,659 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.