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Vienna in Scott County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan's Raid, July 1863

 
 
Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side A
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.

Side B
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

Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker (Side 2)
are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Great Raid (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Lightning" Ellsworth Strikes Again (about 400 feet away); Scott County Home (was approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pigeon Roost (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pigeon Roost (approx. 2.3 miles away); Scott County's Carnegie Library (approx. 2 miles away); Scott County War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); William Hayden English (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Gen. John Hunt Morgan
Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
4. Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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