Morgan's Raid, July 1863
During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan (1825~1864) led a raid through southern Indiana July 8-13, 1863. Crossed Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on two commandeered steamboats with over 2,000 cavalrymen and entered Indiana near Mauckport. Following a battle at Corydon, they traveled north to Salem.
Morgan's soldiers then traveled east and reached Vienna July 10; they burned railroad bridge and depot and tapped telegraph line. Spent night in Lexington. Moving northeast, they interacted with towns including Vernon, Dupont, and Versailles. Left Indiana at Harrison (now West Harrison). Morgan and part of force were captured in eastern Ohio.
Erected 2002 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 38° 38.932′ N, 85° 46.257′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Indiana, in Scott County. Marker is on State Road 356, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at railroad crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsburg IN 47170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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