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Near Paris Crossing in Jennings County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan Finds a Hoosier Oasis

John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Morgan Finds a Hoosier Oasis Marker
Inscription. Throughout the day of July 11, 1863, Morgan's Raiders streamed northward from Lexington, passing through Hinesville (now Blocher), Deputy, and Paris. As a diversionary tactic, a regiment of cavalry rode eastward on the Kent Road, creating a sense of panic in Madison. The main column reached Paris where much-needed water was found at the well in front of the general store. In typical fashion, the store was looted. From Paris, Morgan's men proceeded toward North Vernon and the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad line.

On July 12, the pursuing Union cavalry watered their horses at this pump.
 
Erected by Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Indiana marker series.
 
Location. 38° 49.433′ N, 85° 38.05′ W. Marker is near Paris Crossing, Indiana, in Jennings County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 250 and County Road 140W, on the right when traveling east on State Road 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deputy IN 47230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lyman Hoyt (approx. 6.2 miles away); John H. and Sarah Tibbets
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Morgan Finds a Hoosier Oasis Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Eleutherian College (approx. 6.3 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 7.6 miles away); Morgan's Troops Camped Here (approx. 7.6 miles away); Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana (approx. 7.7 miles away); Gen. John Morgan's Troops (approx. 9.4 miles away); Town of Austin (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
3. John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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