Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Death of Tom Morgan
The Great Raid
óJuly 5, 1863 ó
When Col. Charles S. Hanson surrendered the depot, Charlton Morgan, another brother, is said to have grabbed Hanson by the beard and said "Iíll blow your brains out you damned rascal. " Fellow soldiers restrained Charlton before he could carry out his threat. Afterwards, General Morgan is said to have told Hanson, "Charlie the next time you see mother you be damn sure to tell her you killed brother Tom". Hanson and Morgan were the best of friends before the war. Ironically, Hanson ís brother, Roger, was a Confederate general.
That night Tom Morgan was laid out in the parlor of his house. The next day, he was buried in a rose garden on the west side of the house. His body remained there until 1867. That year the Morgan family retrieved both Tomís and John Huntís bodies and buried them in the family plot in the Lexington Cemetery.
For a many years it was thought
Thomas Morgan was the lieutenant of Company I, 2nd Kentucky Calvary. Tom had been with his brother, John, since the regiment was formed at the beginning of the war.
Calvin Cogwell Morgan
Calvin Morgan, John's younger brother, and aide-de-camp, caught Tom as he fell. As Calvin held his brother, Tom is said to have cried "Brother Cally, they have killed me"
All of the Morgan brothers served in the Confederate army. Five brothers were with Morgan on the Great Raid including Charlton, who was thirteen years younger than John.
John Hunt Morgan
Morgan allowed his men to take revenge upon Lebanon for the death of Tom. Morgan's lack of punishment for the looting and burning amounted to his defacto consent for the activities.
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky marker series.
Location. 37° 33.969′ N, 85° 15.616′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Kentucky, in Marion County. Marker is on West Main Street (Kentucky Route 68) 0.1 miles east of West Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 459 W Main Street, Lebanon KY 40033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Death of a Morgan (here, next to this marker); Battle at Lebanon (approx. ľ mile away); The L&N Depot (approx. ľ mile away); The Battle of Lebanon (approx. ľ mile away); Union Commissary Building (approx. ľ mile away); The Commissary Building (approx. ľ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Kobert Place (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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