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John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail Historical Markers

This series includes 24 markers detailing the July 1863 Raid ("The Great Raid") of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan through southeastern Indiana.
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By Tom Bosse, July 18, 2015
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1 Indiana, Dearborn County, Dover — 22 — DoverThe Final Insult — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On July 13, 1863, General Morgan's raiders looted a tavern in this Community. The Irish-born and agitated proprietor, James Murtaugh, protested, but without any luck. The tavern was an Inn with a dance hall on the second floor, which could be . . . Map (db m86240) HM
2 Indiana, Dearborn County, Dover — General John Morgan
Marched east along this road on Monday, July 13, 1863 in his raid across Southern Indiana.Map (db m86241) HM
3 Indiana, Dearborn County, West Harrison — 24 — Morgan's Great RaidSix Days of Terror — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
July 8, 1863. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 cavalrymen crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. They were transported from Brandenburg, Kentucky, on two captured steamboats. For six days, the Raiders rode through Southern . . . Map (db m66873) HM
4 Indiana, Dearborn County, West Harrison — 23 — Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohioand Burn the Bridge Behind Them — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
During the afternoon of July 13, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Whitewater River a few hundred yards north of this point. His exhausted men were strung out behind him, but managed to burn the wooden bridge once the straggling ranks were . . . Map (db m66875) HM
5 Indiana, Dearborn County, West Harrison — When the Civil War Came to Indiana — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
By July 1863, the American Civil War had entered its third brutal summer. In the East, Confederate forces commanded by Robert E. Lee successfully turned back repeated Union attempts to capture the Southern capital at Richmond. General Lee even . . . Map (db m66872) HM
6 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 7 — Burning the Salem Railroad Station — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On July 10, 1863, shortly before noon, General Morgan entered Salem with two brigades of cavalry. One was commanded by Colonel Basil Duke, his brother-in-law, and the other by Colonel Adam Johnson. While in Salem, the troops looted, then burned . . . Map (db m74080) HM
7 Kentucky, Hardin County, Bardstown — 2175 — Skirmish at Rolling Fork
(Side One): Advancing Federals fired on Confederate troops led by Gen. John Hunt Morgan on Dec. 29, 1862, during a rear-guard action. Acquaintances Col. John Harlan and Col. Basil Duke fought on opposing sides. Wounded during the clash, Duke . . . Map (db m25152) HM
8 Kentucky, Hardin County, Elizabethtown — "Make a Street Fight Out of It"Christmas Raid, December 27, 1862
In December 1862, Gen. John Hunt Morgan was sent by the Confederate command to shut down the L&N Railroad, thereby cutting off one of the Union's major supply lines. Morgan's target was one of the railroad's most vulnerable points, the trestles at . . . Map (db m25156) HM
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9 Kentucky, Hardin County, Elizabethtown — 1116 — Elizabethtown Battle
Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan on his second raid into Kentucky, with 3,900 men, was met by 652 Union troops under Lt. Col. H.S. Smith, Dec. 27, 1862. Object of raid was destruction of L & N R.R. main artery for U.S.A. troop movement south. . . . Map (db m223266) HM
10 Kentucky, Hardin County, Elizabethtown — 525 — Morgan's Second Raid
North of here, Morgan's Raiders destroyed two of the most important L & N R.R. trestles Dec. 28, 1862, rendering line impassable for two months. Circling this area, they returned to Tenn. on Jan, 2, 1863. In eleven days they destroyed $2,000,000 in . . . Map (db m223269) HM
11 Kentucky, Hardin County, Elizabethtown — The CannonballChristmas Raid, December 27, 1862
Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Raiders arrived in Elizabethtown on December 27, 1862, appearing on the brow of the hill that is now the City Cemetery. The main objective of the Christmas Raid was to burn two huge Louisville and Nashville Railroad trestles . . . Map (db m25159) HM
12 Kentucky, Hart County, Bonnieville — Bacon Creek Trestle
The unlucky L&N Railroad trestle over Bacon Creek received harsh treatment at the hands of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan not once, but twice during the Civil War. The first destruction, in August 1861, was the first of many attacks Morgan . . . Map (db m39938) HM
13 Kentucky, Monroe County, Tompkinsville — Battle of TompkinsvilleFirst Kentucky Raid — July 9, 1862 —
At this site Confederate Colonel John Hunt Morgan began his famous "First Kentucky Raid." His objective was the destruction of the Union force in and around Tompkinsville. Riding through the night, Morgan and his raiders left Celina, Tennessee . . . Map (db m39577) HM
14 Kentucky, Monroe County, Tompkinsville — 524 — Morgan's First Raid Reported missing
July 9, 1862, Morgan's Raiders, coming from Tenn. on first raid into Ky., attacked force of 9th Pa. Cav. at USA garrison. Raiders captured 30 of retreating enemy and destroyed tents and stores. They took 20 wagons, 50 mules, 40 horses, sugar and . . . Map (db m39573) HM
15 Kentucky, Nelson County, Bardstown — 506 — Camp Charity
Named by Lexington Rifles, under John Hunt Morgan, who camped here, Sept. 1861. Friendly people took no pay for food. With additional recruits, horses and supplies they joined Confederates at Green River Sept. 30. The Rifles were mustered in as . . . Map (db m25145) HM
16 Kentucky, Warren County, Bowling Green — The Confederate Monument
This monument created due to the efforts of George B. Payne. In 1875 Payne lived in Topeka, Kansas. During the Civil War Payne was a private in the 4th Kentucky Infantry. He served as a courier for Gen. John C. Breckinridge and spent time during . . . Map (db m39624) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023